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Video: A new era for arts in Reykjavik

20 Mar The newly restored Marshall Building

Viðey Island is owned by the city of Reykjavik.

Nature, history and culture, a short ferry ride from Reykjavik

19 Mar Viðey island is just a few minutes ferry ride from Reykjavik. Beautiful nature, steeped in history and culture (artists such as Yoko Ono and Richard Serra). It’s a perfect escape from the city.

Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir and Becky Forstythe, exhibition directors of Rolling Line, works by Ólafur Lárusson.

A new era for the Living Art Museum

19 Mar On the second floor of the new Marshall building at Grandi in Reykjavik, the Living Art Museum (Nýlo) has found a new home. Its opening exhibition is Rolling Line, on the works of Ólafur Lárusson (1951-2014).

Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir and Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson.

First Kling and Bang exhibition at the new Marshall building opens today

18 Mar Slæmur félagsskapur or Bad Company is an exhibition by eight young Icelandic artists, most of whom graduate last year. It takes place at the Kling and Bang exhibition space at the brand new Marshall building which also opens its doors this weekend.

Sacrifice seeks to push boundaries and combines art, music and dance.

Artists Matthew Barney, Ragnar Kjartansson and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir unite for Sacrifice

15 Mar On Thursday the Iceland Dance Company will premiere an ambitious work by choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and her musician partner Valdimar Jóhannsson. Five separate pieces make up "Sacrifice", a celebration of modern rituals.

The artist who runs with horses in Iceland

15 Mar American artist Nick Turner, according to VICE magazine, likes to take self-portraits of himself getting intimate with nature in Iceland.

The renovated Marshall building seen from the harbour. Artist Ólafur Elíasson will have an exhibition space in the southern part of the building as well as gallery i8. The Living Arts Museum is on the second floor and Kling and Bang on the third. Eliasson's studio is on the top floor. The ground floor features a new restaurant and bar.  .

Art: New Arts Centre for Reykjavik opens later this month

5 Mar The Marshall buildng at Grandi will open later this month with several art exhibitions.

Reykjavik's firstViking settler finally bathed in light

4 Feb The statue of Viking settler Ingólfur Arnarson by sculptor Einar Jónsson was lit up yesterday afternoon.

New Icelandic magazine celebrating different aspects of beauty

16 Dec Blæti is a stunning new hardcover magazine featuring over 400 pages of interviews, photography, art and fashion. Fashion photographer Saga Sigurðardóttir is one of the editors of the magazine and is responsible also for most of the beautiful photographs.

Da Vinci exhibition in Reykjavik!

11 Nov A film of the National Gallery's remarkable Leonardo da Vinci exhibition is shown at Bíó Paradís tonight and tomorrow night, a perfect way to spend a rainy evening.

More colourful Wall Poetry for Reykjavik

2 Nov This year, the Iceland Airwaves music festival collaborated with Urban Nation Berlin for the second year running in getting a number of artists to do murals on several city walls. The project, called Wall Poetry aims to connect creative minds all over the world with one another.

Artist and musician Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson will be performing along with US artist Sick Llama tonight.

Experimental music in Mengi tonight

20 Oct Mengi, a performance venue for arts and music in downtown Reykjavik hosts an exciting evening of experimental music tonight featuring Sick Llama and Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson.

Scott Parazynski.

Explorers Festival to be held in Iceland

6 Sep If you are in the north of Iceland next month, then plan a visit to the Explorers Festival recently announced by the Exploration Museum in Húsavík.

The sculpture outside the Akranes Folk Museum.

“Thank you for your courage, Iceland”

31 Aug A new Estonian work of art has been unveiled in the West Iceland town of Akranes – as a token of thanks from the artist for the courage shown by Iceland in helping shaping the modern history of Estonia.

View on Iceland: Happiness, Airbnb and Performance Art

30 Jul Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.


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