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Sigurður Guðjónsson at Reykjavík Arts Festival

SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be screening his 2013 video work Balance at this year’s Reykjavík Arts Festival. The exhibition No Man’s Land: Where beauty alone reigns? examines the degree to which the Icelandic people value nature and their connection to the country‘s wilderness. It features the works of Icelandic artists from different times, from the early Icelandic painters, for whom the country and its wilderness symbolized freedom and independence, to the works of contemporary artists that reference the global discourse on the value of the unspoilt and the utilisation of resources. The exhibition is two-fold; the historic part is exhibited in Kjarvalsstaðir while the work of 21st century artists is shown in Hafnarhús by the harbour. For more information see the website of Reykjavík Arts Festival.


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HARALDUR JÓNSSON official artist of the city of Reykjavík

On Iceland’s national independence day, June 17th, the mayor of Reykjavík officially announced the selection of HARALDUR JÓNSSON as Reykjavík’s city artist 2019. The nomination is an honorary award to an artist that has through their life’s work excelled in their role and made their mark on Icelandic art life. To learn more, visit the

FINNBOGI PÉTURSSON at the Reykjavík Art Museum

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce Hz, a new solo exhibition by Finnbogi Pétursson at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Opening on May 29th at 8 pm, the artist will premiere a new site specific work in the A-hall of the museum. Sound waves are led into a massive pool, carrying on his four decade long tradition of

Steina at Peter Blum Gallery

Steina’s Warp will be exhibited at Peter Blum Gallery, New York, this summer. The exhibition, which is called 20/20 and curated by Vlad Smolkin, opens May 31st at 6pm. Other artists included are Bernard Gilardi, Tom Green, Michelle Handelman, Philip Hinge, Becky Kolsrud, Mores McWreath, Richard Allen Morris, Deirdre Sargent, Clayton Schiff, Kirsten Stoltmann and