Photographer Saga Sig

Art: Fashion photographer Saga Sig starts painting

5 Jun Renowned Icelandic fashion photographer Saga Sig has taken to painting on the side and is producing artwork that's already gaining a lot of attention.

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Shoplifter, and exhibition director Birta Guðjónsdóttir.

Art: Shoplifter to be Iceland's representative at the Venice Biennale next year

5 Jun Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, known by the artist name Shoplifter will be Iceland's representative at the Venice Biennale in May 2019. Legendary Icelandic rock group HAM will perform as part of her installation.

Artist Nína Tryggvadóttir,  1913 – 1968 is one of Iceland's most important abstract expressionist artists.

City of Reykjavik to set up art museum celebrating work of Nína Tryggvadóttir

18 May The Reykjavik City Council signed a declaration of intent between the city and couple Una Dóra Copley and Scott Jeffries to set up an art museum to celebrate the work of famous Icelandic artist Nína Tryggvadóttir.

Home of famous Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson for sale

20 Apr Ólafur Elíasson is undoubtedly Iceland's most famous contemporary artist. His home in Hellerup, Denmark, has been put up for sale and costs over 370 million ISK. Photos of the home offer an insight into the artist's life.

Samúel Jónsson photographed in his garden of sculptures in 1965.

Fund raising effort for Iceland's most remote art museum

23 Mar The incredible art collection by artist Samúel Jónsson in Selárdalur, North Iceland, has inspired awe and wonder by everyone who visits it. Now, a society has been formed to save the statues by the artist, who passed away in 1969 and to restore this museum at the edge of the habitable world.

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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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.

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Video: A new era for arts in Reykjavik

20 Mar 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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).

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