Celebrate Icelandic art, culture, history and more with our new short video series highlighting the creative arts throughout Iceland, presented by Iceland Naturally and the Icelandic Art Center. Each week from April 22 to May 13, we will release a new episode that highlights different aspects of Icelandic art and features knowledgeable speakers including the Director of the National Gallery of Iceland and the Director of the Reykjavik Art Museum, among many more.
In this final episode, explore three art galleries in Reykjavík and their work in North America. Learn about i8 Gallery, a 25-year-old gallery with artistic representation from 23 Icelandic and international artists. For the past 15 years, the gallery has focused on sharing its art in North America through participation in art fairs such as Armory Show in NY and Art Basel in Miami. In addition, explore BERG Contemporary, a newly established gallery aiming to provide a diversified forum for contemporary art. By representing emerging and established artists, BERG is seeking the resonant tone of the present in new and innovative exhibitions. Located in an old glass factory in Reykjavík, the gallery can also be found internationally.
In the third episode of the series the focus is on the artist run scene in Reykjavik. Experience the magic of Nýló (The Living Art Museum) and Kling & Bang.
In the second episode Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir, director of Reykjavik Art Museum, talks about contemporary art in Iceland, featuring interviews with Aldís Snorradóttir and Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir on her D-salur show; Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir on her upcoming show at Ásmundarsafn and Ragnar Kjartansson.⠀⠀
In the first episode Harpa Þórsdóttir, director of the National Gallery of Iceland talks about the museum and the Old Icelandic Masters.