As always, there are various changes taking place in the Icelandic art world, and we are now seeing the end of the grand collective KlinK & BanK, which we have written about in earlier issues. The Kling & Bang gallery will continue its operations, but for the last year and a half they have also led a group of more than one hundred artists who had been allotted temporary studios and exhibition spaces in a disused factory building in downtown Reykjavík. This prime real estate has now been approved for redevelopment by the city authorities and will be demolished by its owners to make way for new housing. While the artists worked there, the factory became a veritable powerhouse of creative energy and spirit and hosted concerts and exhibitions by numerous artists and performers, including an extravaganza by Christoph Schlingensief as part of this summer’s Reykjavík Arts Festival. This will also be the last issue of our LIST online magazine in the current format. We aim to expand the magazine and publish it bimonthly from now on and to release a special edition in print once a year. Subscribers will receive further notice of this in due time.
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