julho 2005 Posts

Vacation Time

Vacation Time

Vacation Time

It is vacation time. The streets of Reykjavík are crowded with people who came by planes, by one of the cruiser ships, or with their own cars carried by ferries to Seyðisfjörður. Across the whole country you can find the campers, bikers and hikers who are on their way to discover the raw and wild nature of Iceland. But besides the fantastic landscape, there are specific art projects dotting the country to explore. One very impressive sound installation by the artist Finnbogi Pétursson recently opened in the area of Mount Hekla two weeks ago, along with a piece by the Icelandic Love Corporation.

On this occasion we will focus on topic of art in public space—or better, art in nature—in this issue of LIST. We present an interview with Finnbogi Pétursson, who was introduced in the last issue.

Although most Icelanders are on holiday, the jury of CIA.IS – Center for Icelandic Art has decided upon the recipients of its first grant program. With this program, the CIA.IS supports qualified artists in their efforts to succeed in the international art world.

LIST is published by CIA.IS – Center for Icelandic Art.


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