i8 Gallery Tryggvagata 16 101 Reykjavík www.i8.is
OPENINGS AND ONGOING May 24 - June 6
6 June - 17 August 2013
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Opening ASÍ Art Museum May 25 Face To Face-Portraits An examination of the varying approaches to portraiture. Runs until June 23 The Culture House June 1 Lightplay Derek Mundell displays 26 paintings, large and small, that portray Iceland’s particularly ethereal light. Runs until August 30 Mokka Kaffi May 24 Mokka Fólk - Mokka People Established in 1958 this café is celebrating its 55th birthday with an exhibition of black and white portraits of its favourite patrons. Runs until June 27 Reykjavík Art Museum Kjavalsstaðir June 1 Icelandic Art 1900-1950 A collection of over 200 Icelandic works from the period of 1900-1950. Runs until September 22 Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús May 25 All State Theresa Himmer’s sound installation takes an existing elevator space and uses its mechanical and rhythmic sounds. Runs until September 1 Reykjavík’s Old Harbour June 1-2 The Festival of the Sea An annual event featuring lots of fun for the whole family, serving as a reminder of how important the sea and its sailors are to Iceland.
Ongoing The Culture House Photography Exhibition Two new photography graduates display their work on the current exhibition in the art exhibition series in the Culture House shop and café. Runs until May 30 Medieval Manuscripts, Eddas, and Sagas It includes principal medieval manuscripts, such as Codices Regii of the Poetic Edda, Prose Edda, law codices and Christian works, not forgetting the Icelandic Sagas. On permanent view Child of Hope - Youth and Jón Sigurðsson E xploring the life of Icelandic national hero Jón Sigurðsson, made especially accessible to children, families and school groups. On permanent view
Better Off TED
TEDx Reykjavík 13:00 | Arion Bank Headquarters, Borgartún 19 | 5,000 ISK An actor, a musician, a prosthetics engineer, a video game creator and product designer walk into a bank. Two of them distract the manager while the other three set up a microphone, projector and seating, sneak in a bunch of eager-to-listen people and throw a flashmob conference! That’s not really how TEDx Reykjavík happens, but this spin-off series from the highly acclaimed TED program is completely local and independently organised. With lectures in both English and Icelandic the day will delight, educate and invigorate the mind. Tickets are available at midi.is. RL Millennium - Phase One A selection of pieces from the collection of the National Gallery displaying a variety of works by Icelandic artists in the last two centuries. On permanent view The Library Room The old reading room of the National Library displays books of Icelandic cultural history dating from the 16th century to the present day. On permanent view The Einar Jónsson Museum The museum contains close to 300 art works including a beautiful treeclad garden adorned with 26 bronze casts of the artist's works is located behind the museum. On permanent view Hafnarborg Art=Text=Art An exhibition of more than 80 drawings, prints, and artist’s books by close to 50 artists. The exhibition provides broad insight into the many ways artists incorporate text into their work. Runs until June 23 Hellisgerði, Flower and Recreation Park The exhibition looks at the public's use of the park, vegetation and overall mood of the park in different time periods. Runs until June 17 Hverfisgallerí Magnús Kjartansson Works from 1978-1983. Runs until June 22 i8 Hamish Fulton
For almost four decades, Hamish Fulton has covered 50-80 kilometers per day on foot in complete solitude with the goal of uniting walking and art. Runs until June 1 Knitting Iceland Come and knit at Laugavegur 25, 3rd floor, every Thursday, 14:00 18:00. On permanent view Kling and Bang Clive Murphy Exhibit Kling & Bang Gallery hosts Clive Murphey, a New-York based artist who upcycles materials to produce works that examine societal ideologies and cultural systems. Runs until June 23 Kunstschlager Gulldrengurinn Works of Elín Anna Þorisdóttir and Páll Ivan dedicated to “Gulldrengurinn” or “The Golden Boy.” Runs until May 25 Latin Dance Studio, Faxafen 12 Guided Practica Argentine tango, Sundays from 17:30-19:30. Register by phone 821 6929 or email tangoadventure@ gmail.com, 500 ISK for students, 800 ISK for others. Six-week courses are also available. On permanent view Living Art Museum The 6th Volume The 6th Volume presents works and writings chosen by Katrín in an attempt to define contemporary art via the Icelandic practices that have influenced her.
Hverf isgata 4 101 Reykjavík Iceland +354 537 4007 f +354 537 4008 info@hverf isgalleri.is www.hverf isgalleri.is
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