The new palm trees.

Palm Trees Planted in Laugardalur

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The Arc de triomphe.

Ólafur Elíasson to Light Up Arc de Triomphe

29 Jun Icelandic/Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson has been commissioned to make a permanent lighting installation for the Arc de triomphe in Paris.

The famous sphere moves slowly.

Visit Grímsey by 2047

27 Jun “Orbis et Globus,” meaning Circle and Sphere, an eight-ton concrete sphere, marking the Arctic Circle on the northern tip of Grímsey island, off the north coast of Iceland, is under heavy criticism from some of the islanders for its location.

Ragnar Kjartansson at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ragnar Kjartansson’s Work at the Met  

31 May The exhibition of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s new video installation opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City yesterday.

Chromo Sapiens, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir's work at the Venice Biennale.

Shoplifter Represents Iceland at Biennale

13 May “It’s like walking into the mouth of a monster.”

Museum of the moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Giant moon set up in Harpa concert hall

5 Feb A giant moon has been installed at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in connection with an IT conference called UT messan. The theme of the conference is man's first voyage to the moon.

Palm Trees, an artwork by Karin Sander won the competition.

Palm tree artwork in new apartment complex in Reykjavik draws mixed reception

30 Jan Pálmatré, or palm trees, a proposal by German artist Karin Sander won a contest for an outdoor artwork in Vogabyggð, a new apartment complex in Reykjavik. The piece involves two palm trees inside two tower-like glass greenhouses to create warmth and light.

Gunnlaugur Blöndal was Icelandic painter   born in 1893.

Nudes by famous Icelandic painter causes a scandal

22 Jan The removal of two oil paintings by renowned Icelandic painter Gunnlaugur Blöndal was removed from the Central Bank of Iceland after one staff member complained. Blöndal painted most of his nudes in the 1930's and 1940's. The removal of the painting has caused some uproar as it only features a bare breasted woman and because Blöndal is one of Iceland's most celebrated artists.

Steingrímur Gauti in front of some of his works. His exhibition opens on Friday

Steingrímur Gauti opens at Gallerí Tveir Hrafnar on Friday

1 Nov Icelandic artist Steingrímur Gauti Ingólfsson will be opening his third solo exhibition of paintings in Gallerí Tveir Hrafnar in Reykjavik on Friday. Ingólfsson, who graduated from the fine arts department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2015 paints large, sparse, abstract expanses on canvas.

The small marine sausage , erect and happy in Lake Tjörnin.

Raised eyebrows in Reykjavik over new lake sculpture

29 Oct A two metre high sculpture in Lake Tjörnin on Saturday has created quite a stir, mostly due to the fact that it resembles erect male genitalia. The artist, however, says that it's not a penis, but a small marine sausage.

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The abstract beauty of glaciers

16 Oct Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson has captured the beauty of Iceland for decades. In a new exhibition at Ásmundarsalur gallery in Reykjavik he exhibits photographs of Icelandic glaciers as you've never seen them before.

Imagine Peace tower lit amongst spectacular Northern Lights

10 Oct Crowds attended the lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono last night, on what would have been John Lennon's 78th birthday.

Ólafur Elíasson og Victoria Elíasdóttir munu taka yfir Marshallhúsið í þrjá mánuði.

Chef Victoria Eliasdóttir and artist Olafur Eliasson take over kitchen at Marshall House

3 Aug 2018 On August 11th, chef Victoria Eliasdóttir and her brother, artist Olafur Eliasson, will open a culinary space in Reykjavik, hosted by the Marshall Restaurant + Bar. Running for almost three months, the temporary restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, inspired by the atmosphere of the Studio Olafur Eliasson (SOE) Kitchen in Berlin.

Photographer Saga Sig

Art: Fashion photographer Saga Sig starts painting

5 Jun 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.

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