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REYKJAVÍK August 14-27 North Iceland Akureyri

Akureyri Art Museum

display all summer. Guests can also have their fortunes told or palms read by locals. Runs until September 30

East Iceland

Bobby Fischer Center In Iceland This museum hosts memorabilia of the World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer, and also serves as the community centre for the local chess club. Runs until September 15



‘Endurvarp’ by Mireya Samper

This exhibit shows both two- and three-dimensional works by Samper, exploring the cosmos, infinity, eternity, repetition and patterns. Japanese performance artist Kana Nakamura will also be participating in the show. Runs until August 16 'NOT - Northern Product Design'

This exhibit, inspired by Akureyri's industrial history, presents the work of several Northern product designers. Runs until August 30 Akureyri Association of Visual Art ‘First and foremost I am’ by Sigga Ella

Sigga Ella's exhibition presents 21 portraits of people with Down Syndrome, aged nine months to 60 years old. The idea came from a radio interview Sigga heard about the ethical questions surrounding prenatal diognosis of birth defects. Runs until September 6 Flóra 'Voting Booth' by Margrét Jónsdóttir

Free Festival Fulfills Filmbuffs' Fantasies Turtle Filmfest Hólmavík Hellissandur Hólmavík, Westfjords | August 10 – August 16

| Free!

The weeklong debut of the Turtle Filmfest Hólmavík seeks to bring boundary-breaking, experimental cinematic works to a place without a movie theatre—for free! The festival will feature both narrative and documentary films by such directors as Joshua Oppenheimer, Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth, Ulrich Seidl and more, shown in a variety of atypical locations with portable projectors. The festival will feature live musical performances as well, by the likes of Börn, Kira Kira, and many more. It sounds fantastic, and something tells us this won't be the last we'll see of this festival. SLWF Still from 'The Act Of Killing´

This installation by Margrét Jónsdóttir aims to honor Vilhelmína Lever, who pushed for women’s suffrage in Iceland, participating in municipal elections in the 1800s, before women were legally allowed to vote. Runs until August 16 Kompan 'Náttúrupælingar I' by Stefán Bessason

This exhibition features landscape oil paintings. Stefán is a new arts graduate, and this is his first solo exhibit. There is a special opening party on August 1 at 14:00. Runs until September 6 Listagilið 'Philosophical Garden'

This garden installation explores various political, visual, and philosophical ideas. Runs until September 6 Lystigarðurinn 'Maddama, kerling, fröken, fro' by ÁLFkonur

ÁLFkonur is a group of female photographers living and working in Akureyri and Eyjafjörður. This show features photos from fifteen of the club's members, and it focuses on topics relating to the centennial anniversary of women's suffrage. Runs until August 31


Old Herring Factory ‘Hidden Forest’

This exhibit features the works of 25 different artists, all of which focus on driftwood and its untapped potential for practical and artistic use. 'Hidden Forest' is curated by Elísabet V. Ingvarsdóttir and Dóra Hansen. Runs until August 28

Mary Mary Quite Contrary ‘Secret Garden’ by Georg Douglas

Kópavogur | August 22 - September 13

The myth of right-brained scientists and left-brained artists is completely dispelled by Georg Douglas. The man used to be a geoscientist before he turned to the more profitable profession of visual artist. Though he chooses to paint flowers rather than rocks or strata, he uses his special background by integrating not only visible aspects of the plants, like the petals, but also those science-y invisible parts like the proteins and tissue. This ultimately creates jumbled works with subjects that are clearly flowers but are also complicated and take some time to work out. These are not your typical still-lifes. HJC

This exhibit involves artwork created by the visualizations of data pertaining to volcanic and geological processes. August 16-26


Old Fish Factory Rolling Snowball 6

A joint project between the ChineseEuropean Art Center and Djúpivogur, this exhibition features a wide range of artists working with various media, including photography, drawing and painting, sculpture, and video. Runs until August 21

Egilsstaðir ‘I Want This!’

This exhibition will feature illustrations from Icelandic children’s books, and aims to demonstrate the diversity in artwork in children’s books. This is the fourteenth time this exhibition is being held. Runs until August 31 Steinþór Eiríksson Exhibition

This exhibit features paintings by local artist Steinþór Eiríksson. Many of his paintings are of Icelandic landscape, such as Dyrfjöll and Snæfell mountains. Runs until September 2


Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art Ingólfur Arnarsson & Þuríður Rós Sigurþórsdóttir exhibit

This mixed media exhibit features concrete sculptures by Ingólfur and printed silk artwork by Þuríður. Runs until August 18


Petra's Stone Collection

In the small fjord of Stöðvarfjörður there is a collection of rare rocks and minerals, most of which have been collected by Petra Sveinsdóttir from the surrounding area. Her wonder world of stones is now reputedly the world's largest private collection of rocks. On Permanent Display

South Iceland Hella



For the ‘Toes’ exhibit, Ólöf Nimar, Una Margrét Árnadóttir, Unndór Egill Jónsson and Örn Alexander Ámundason exhibit their work, all of which has been made with the specific location and overall environment of the Factory in mind. Runs until August 30 Various Locations

Tues - Sun 15-18 | Free!

‘Parallel Line Up’ by Jenny Brockmann



Anarkía, Hamraborg 3

Gamla Kaupfélagið

'End of Harvest Season' Festival Come celebrate the end of the harvest season with the people of Hella. There will be music and activities for the whole family! August 16

The Factory

Berry Harvest (Berjadagar) Festival

The Berry Harvest festival celebrates nature and creativity with three days worth of chamber music and guest performances from other genres— including folk and jazz––as well as art and photo exhibitions. A festival pass is 6,500ISK. Runs until August 16

Skagaströnd Spákonuhof

Þórdís the seer

The first named inhabitant of Skagaströnd was Þórdís the seer, who lived there in the beginning of the 10th century, and in this exhibit her life, or at least what we know of it, will be on


The Flower Festival The annual flower festival will take place in Heragerði. Stop in and smell the roses. August 14-16


Cycle Music and Art Festival

The festival is intended as an interdisciplinary showcase of art from a wide range of artists, comprising performances, art exhibits, artkino, workshops, and symposiums. Runs until August 16


Laxness Museum Musical Moments

Singer Kristjana Arngrímsdóttir, guitarist Kristján Hjartarson, guitar perform songs to the works of Icelandic Poets Davíð Stefánson,Jakobína Sigurðardóttir, Elísabet Geirmundsdóttir and Lena Gunnlaugsdóttir. August 16 at 16:00

Afro-Yoga Festival Find your inner peace and get your stretch on with a two week long celebration of dance, drums, and the ancient practice of yoga. August 11 - 30

West Iceland Hafnarfjörður PopArt 2015

This multi-format festival boasts artists in the fields of music, art, theater and gastronomy, all exploring the theme of pop art in the 21st century. Runs until August 15

Hólmavík Turtle Filmfest

One whole week of cinema and film-related experiences, this free film festival in the Westfjords aims to explore fear, love, and death through a mixture of fiction and documentary cinema, with screenings taking place in a number of strange alternative locations. Some of the Films showing at Turtle Filmfest are: "The Act of Killing" by Joshua Oppenheimer "Tristia" by Stanisław Mucha "The Right Way" by Peter Fischli und David Weiss "20,000 Days on Earth" by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth "The Tribe" by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky "Paradise: Love" by Ulrich Seidl

Runs until August 16


The Freezer Hostel Live Session WIth Local Legends

Come out to Freezer Hostel to see local legends play a mixture of Icelandic and international music in a casual, lounge setting. And you pay however much you like. August 14, 18, 21, 25 Bram Van Langen

Bram Van Langen is a guitar-wielding singer/songwriter all the way from Amsterdam, whose music ranges from dreamy, to melancholic, to pointedly critical of the world at large. August 18 Pub Quiz

Come test your skills in a battle of wits, intelligence and otherwise useless facts. During Pub Quiz night, travellers and locals get together over for a night of fun, drinks and entertaining interludes. Everyone is welcome and there will be prizes! August 20th SUPER FUN NIGHT

SUPER FUN NIGHT (or, alternatively, 'Bingo Night') is back again at Freezer Hostel. Don't miss out, guys. August 27 The Saga of Gudridur

Come see this one woman show about Gudridur, a tale of viking times 1000 years in the past—through music, comedy, and storytelling. The actress plays all the characters, men and women: from Leif the lucky to Gudridur herself August 29 & 26

Stykkishólmur Library of Water

‘To Place’ by Roni Horn

An audio exhibit offering insight into the Icelandic psyche, where you can listen to recordings of people talking about the weather and how it has shaped their character. Runs until August 31 ‘Water, Selected’ by Roni Horn

This ongoing sculpture exhibition features 24 columns filled with glacier water from all over the country. Runs until August 31

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The Reykjavík Grapevine Issue 10 2015  

The Reykjavík Grapevine Issue 10 2015