The Gift to the People

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

ASÍ Art Museum’s Founding Collection from Ragnar Jónsson of Smári It was big news when the entrepreneur Ragnar Jónsson, known for his margarine factory Smári, decided to donate his collection …

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Bathing Culture

Museum of Design & Applied Art Garðatorg 1, Garðabær

The outdoor, geothermal pool is the most interesting public sphere in Iceland. A place where strangers cross paths and acquaintances meet; it serves a purpose similar to the plaza in …

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Reykjanes Art Museum Duusgata 2-8, Reykjanesbær

Colouring books for children are a strange thing. What are they for? They do not develop the children’s creative thinking: they are told not to colour outside the lines and …

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Dieter Roth: Jewellery

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Dieter Roth (1930—1998) was a pioneer who respected no boundaries: a thinker, trailblazer, poet, musician, filmmaker and visual artist. A less well-known aspect of his career is that he also …

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Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

ALDA is a poignant installation that erodes the boundaries between dance and visual arts. In ALDA, choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir draws upon the history of women's collective physical labour, in particular …

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We can talk

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

Do we need to think about what the Nordic Region means? What Scandinavia means? Aligning ourselves under a shared idea can reveal more differences but also more similarities than expected. We share a lot, …

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Edith Hammar: Well-being

Gallery Underpass Hverfisgata 76, Reykjavík

Edith Hammar: Well-being in Gallery Underpass. On the forth of august Edith Hammar´s exhibition Well - being opens in Gallery Underpass on Hverfisgata 76 in Reykjavik. Edith Hammar (b. 1992 …

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They won´t stand time

The Living Art Museum Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík

They won’t stand time merges dissolution and expectations with the fluidity of life and the creative force of destruction, transformation and movement. Processes that belong to both nature and society, …

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high tide – low tide

Hafnarborg Center of Culture and Fine Art Strandgata 34, Hafnarfjörður

This year’s autumn exhibition at Hafnarborg is high tide – low tide, curated by Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir. The focus of the exhibition will be on the seaboard, both grand in …

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Sums & Differences

LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði

The exhibition Sums & Differences brings together works by Gary Hill, Steina, and Woody Vašulka. It aims to present the commonalities of their earliest explorations and the subsequent divergence of …

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Rikke Luther: On Moving Ground

Skaftfell- Center for Visual Art Austurvegur 42, Seyðisfjörður

Rikke Luther’s solo exhibition at Skaftfell presents the artist’s ongoing research into political, societal and environmental connections between mineral extraction, modernity, soil erosion and planetary change. Her work explores the …

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Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

Geometry is an exhibition with works by leading Icelandic abstract artists in the 50's. This was the first time in Icelandic Art History that a group of artists were working …

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Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Kristinn G. Jóhannsson (born 1936) is an Akureyrian who graduated from Akureyri Junior College 1956. He studied visual art in Akureyri, Reykjavík and Edinburgh College of Art. He finished a …


A! Performance Festival

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

A! is a four-day international performance festival held every year, now for the eighth time. The festival is a collaboration between Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri Culture Society, Akureyri Theater, LÓKAL International …

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Imagine Peace Tower

Imagine Peace Tower Imagine Peace Tower, Viðey

Imagine Peace Tower a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of …

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Zanele Muholi

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The National Gallery of Iceland presents this major survey of the work of internationally-recognised South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972). Muholi‘s powerful images capture the struggle …

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Sigurður Guðjónsson

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús Tryggvagata 17, 101, Reykjavík

Sigurður Guðjónsson's fascinating world of art leaves no one untouched. One of the leading video artists in contemporary Icelandic art represents the country at the Venice Biennale 2022. The exhibition …

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Tracing Fragments

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

Through acts of stitching, sculpting, weaving, fragmenting, painting, and recording, Natalie Ball, Abdullah Qureshi, Sasha Huber, Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Hugo Llanes, and Inuuteq Storch reclaim historical methods of handicraft, documentation, …

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