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Hafsteinn Michael Guðmundsson, artist and musician.

Sinister and glorious melodies at Hlemmur Square tonight

6 Dec Hafsteinn Michael is a renowned artist in Iceland and has been performing with legendary experimental band Inferno 5 for a few years. Fewer people know his solo work under the name of Rafsteinn, described as "sinister yet glorious dark wave ditties delivered with the demeanour of a contract killer."

From the Imagine Peace Tower ceremony last year.

Yoko Ono will attend the Illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower

5 Oct Yoko will be paying her annual visit to Iceland this October, to signal the illumination of Imagine Peace Tower in memory of John Lennon on Monday 9th October - his birthday. The illumination will be at 9 pm.

The exhibition will be open all summer

Summer: exhibition on selected works by North Icelandic artists

10 Jun The exhibition Summer will open in Ketilshús, Akureyri Art Museum in North Iceland today at 15:00. It will be an extensive and diverse exhibition of works by artists of North Iceland.

Ragnar Kjartansson is one of Iceland's most renowned contemporary artists.

Renowned Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson opens exhibition in Reykjavik

3 Jun After a successful series of international appearances in recent years, including major survey exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, Ragnar Kjartansson opens his first museum show in his homeland, Iceland. The exhibition is called God, I Feel So Bad.

In Metamorphosis Sigurgeir turns to the city and the built-up countryside, comparing and contrasting these motifs with his photographs of the wilderness.

Photography exhibition juxtaposing Iceland's wilderness with the urbanscape of Reykjavik

20 May Metamorphosis is a new exhibition which opens at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography today featuring the works of photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson.

Georg Guðni, Mt. Háganga, 1985. Line etching. Sheet (irregular): 7 7/8 x 8 in. Artist’s proof. Courtesy of the estate of Georg Guðni and Hverfisgallerí

Icelandic printmaking exhibition in New York

13 Apr An exhibition on Icelandic printmaking is opening today in International Print Center New York. The exhibition is called Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking. It’s a group exhibition showcasing the breadth of printmaking by Icelandic artists.

Canadian artist Steven Nederveen hosts workshop in Iceland

27 Mar The painting Ocean crossing was created by Canadian artist Steven Nederveen for the Canadian Embassy in Iceland in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary. Nederveen will be hosting a workshop in Iceland on March 28th in Akureyri and March 30th in Reykjavik.


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.

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