Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir: Séstey / Hverfey

Eldheimar Suðurvegur / Gerðisbraut 10, Vestmannaeyjar

The exhibition Séstey / Hverfey presents new work by artist Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, along with other artifacts she has placed in context with the permanent exhibition at Surtseyjarstofa in Vestmannaeyjar. Þorgerður´s exhibition addresses the notion of how a new place becomes actual in a cultural sense. Works in the exhibition are mappings of a place based …

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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 of paintings to the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) in the summer of 1961. Jónsson’s wish was to establish an art museum that would present …

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Ásgrímur Jónsson: A Window in Reykjavík

Home of an Artist Bergstaðastræti 24, Reykjavík

The exhibition A Window in Reykjavík comprises a selection of works by Ásgrímur Jónsson, whose common factor is that they relate to the artist's surroundings in Reykjavík. The works form part of the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland; Ásgrímur Jónsson bequeathed to the Icelandic nation all his works of art, along with his …

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Alicja Kwade: In Relation to the Sun,

i8 Grandi Marshall House, Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík

We are pleased to announce the opening of i8 Grandi, a new gallery in Reykjavík that focuses on year-long, single-artist presentations. The inaugural year of i8 Grandi features In Relation to the Sun, an exhibition by Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland, lives and works in Berlin, Germany). The artist’s show, which includes installation, sculpture, and work on paper, is now open and will be on view until …

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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 warmer climes, the pub in England or the café in France. It is a source of wellbeing and part of everyday life. The exhibition traces …

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Life in the Universe

The Nordic House Sæmundargata 11, Reykjavík

Liv is a girl that lives on the top floor in a house in the city, just beneath the starry sky. Liv’s father has told her that space is constantly expanding, like a balloon that is being blown up more and more. With her telescope, Liv looks up into space and takes on a journey …

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Erró: The Power of Images

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhúsið Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

Erró is one of the few Icelandic artists who has gained a foothold in the international art scene. The Power of Images is a comprehensive overview of the artist's colourful career that has made use of various media in the visual arts. Within it you will find everything from performances, video works, graphics, multiples and …

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Resistance, Interplay of art and physics

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Resistance is an interdisciplinary exhibition that bridges the gap between visual arts and science. The works on display are key works in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland, that establish an interesting dialogue between art and science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The word Resistance may be read in the context …

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Gústav Geir Bollason: Sandtime Psalm of Fading Flowers

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Cartoons and live pictures of plant-remnants, dust and garbage. Also, hybrid things which become grounded in an idea about measuring devices and vehicles as well as shelters or holes that are formed in damaged landscape. The sand is everywhere, visible or invisible: in the concrete walls, the optical equipment, telephone and in the landfill. The …

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Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir: The Only Constant is Change

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir’s installation The Only Constant is Changebears an element of familiarity as the artist revisits and combines components from former works in a new manner. The multifaceted piece conforms to its own inner operating system on one hand and the presence of guests on the other, disguising the starting point of motion. The …

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Margrét H. Blöndal: Ode to Join

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The exhibition Liðamót / Ode to Join comprises on the one hand drawings made with oil and powdered pigments, and on the other three-dimensional pieces to be made directly into the the exhibition venue as a response to to the space. The Icelandic title Liðamót is a reference to the fact that where three or more joints …

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Ellipse

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 their only avenue of expression in thought the choice of colours. Perhaps the pedagogical value is only that: To teach the child to follow the …

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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 made an impression with his creation of innovative jewellery, starting in Iceland in the late 1950s. The first pieces of jewellery designed by Roth were …

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ALDA

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 its relation to repetitive motions and song, to generate an event of intimate female assembly, convergence and coalescence. The driving force behind choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir's …

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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, but not everything. We also see that these ideas are constructed - by us. Young Nordic artists exhibit works created in our ever-changing reality. Started …

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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 Helsinki) is a visual artist who is known for large and powerful ink drawings made either on paper or as wall pieces. Their drawings feature …

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1 h.v.: Kees Visser & Rúna Þorkelsdóttir

1 h.v. Gallery Langahlíð 19, Reykjavík

Kees exhibits a handful of new works which have been made with oil-colour on Japanese paper.   Rúna's works are from 1986 - 2021 worked with various media, folded and glued ceramic, bread, acrylic, oil-paint and texts. The works have never been exhibited before. A publication was published recently alongside this exhibition.

Ryan Mrozowski: Eyes Like Pond

i8 Gallery Tryggvagata 16, Reykjavík

Featuring paintings and sculptural wall works, Eyes Like Ponds highlights Mrozowski’s signature systematic approach to painting. The artist’s immersive language, which is rooted in visual and linguistic puzzles, frequently uses botanical subjects to explore elements of presence, absence, and perception. Foliage, fruit, and letters become abstracted in Mrozowski’s compositions, as the artist crops and repeats his …

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Una Margrét Árnadóttir: Sleeping Bags

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Connected. Disconnected. Connected. Disconnected. Pairing.. Connected.. Connected. Connected. Connected. Disconnected. Pairing.. Una Margrét Árnadóttir’s exhibition “Sleeping Bags” opens on Culture Night, August 20 in Ásmundarsalur. Una Margrét Árnadóttir (1985) is an artist based in Reykjavik. She has participated in several exhibitions locally and internationally since graduating from Malmö Art Academy in 2013. Alongside her own …

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Gissur Guðjónsson: Svæði / Site

Reykjavík Museum of Photography Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík

The series is an exploration of unidentified places where traces of human existence have gathered. Gissur uses this material and its forms to make his own landscape. Shaping it by corrupting the viewer‘s perspective using the methodology of photomapping while arranging the photos together. The sites Gissur photographs seem to have by pure coincidence become …

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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, fleeting but momentarily real. Liquid seeps through holes and cracks, sparks life, hollows and takes. Earthly remains in salt containers become one with the ocean …

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Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir: blood & honour

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

The work consists of four flags that flutter on flagpoles on the balcony of Akureyri Art Museum. The flags are the product of an experiment where three factors were joined into one: the Icelandic national flag, the font Comic Sans and the letters from the Icelandic alphabet that reprecent the sounds that people make when they …

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Solander 250: Letters from Iceland

Hafnarborg Center of Culture and Fine Art Strandgata 34, Hafnarfjörður

Saturday, August 27th at 2 p.m. two exhibitions will open in Hafnarborg’s Sverris-gallery. Solander 250: Letters from Iceland and Paradise Lost – Daniel Solander’s Legacy. The exhibition Solander 250: A Letter From Iceland is held in remembrance of one of the first foreign scientific expeditions to Iceland, in 1772, i.e. 250 years ago. On this …

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GOETHE MORPH*: A Growing Body of Evidence

The Nordic House Sæmundargata 11, Reykjavík

From September 5-15, 2022, Goethe Morph* invite the public to a holistic program of think tanks and performances, lectures and exhibitions - on site at Nordic House Reykjavík, as well as outdoors and digitally. The exhibition A Growing Body of Evidence will be open in Hvelfing at the Nordic House in Reykjavík          10th Sep – 23rd Dec We …

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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 scale and home to little lifeforms, delicate flora and diverse rock formations. There, the large and fierce clashes with the small and fragile, as the …

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