A Bimonthly Web Magazine: May/June 2008
The image shows a photographed by Pétur Thomsem (b. 1973), produced especially for the cover of our 2008 printed version of Icelandic Art news
Summer is for Art
Just as we were getting ready to put this issue on-line, an earthquake of more than 6 on the Richter Scale hit southern Iceland and while the tremor was felt all over the country and there was considerable damage to property only 50 km from Reykjavík, no one was seriously hurt. This was the strongest quake to hit since 2000 at least.
This certainly will not upset the plans of Icelandic artists who will be exhibiting widely this summer, including a contingent taking part in MANIFESTA7. New York is also seeing its share of Icelandic art with the blockbuster show of Ólafur Elíasson at MOMA and PS1 complemented by a collective exhibition of contemporary art at Scandinavia House and another at Luhring Augustine Gallery.
In Iceland, the Reykjavík Arts Festival has opened with exhibitions running until mid-summer.
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