In yesterday’s review of a survey exhibition of Icelandic aritist Ragnar Kjartansson’s work at the Barbican Centre in London, the Guardian calls Ragnar “one of the most brilliant artists at work today.”
The Icelandic Art Center has announced that artist Egill Sæbjörnsson will be representing Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
A new album from the Icelandic blues/rock band Kaleo ranks 15th on the Billboard 200 chart less than a week after its release.
Yesterday, a cornerstone was laid for the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Building for Foreign Languages at Brynjólfsgata 1 in Reykjavík.
On June 17, the Icelandic National Day, artist Ragnar Kjartansson was chosen this year’s Reykjavík City Artist.
On June 17, 1944, the Republic of Iceland was formally established and Iceland became independent after being under Danish rule.
The music festival ATP ( All Tomorrow’s Parties) Iceland 2016, which was meant to take place July 1-3 in Keflavík, Southwest Iceland, has been canceled due to lack of funding.
The English rock band Radiohead has arrived in Iceland and will be playing at the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavík tomorrow night.
The play Njála, a modern take on the Icelandic Njáls saga, won the most trophies at Gríman, the Icelandic Theater Awards last night. The play won ten awards out of 11 nominations, including as Best Play.
Organizers of the 2016 Iceland Airwaves festival have unveiled new line-up additions from Reykjavík’s vibrant hip hop and rap scene alongside international newcomers Seratones, Lowly, Connor Youngblood as well as the influential hip-hop group Digible Planets.
He may have thought the geyser Strokkur was pretty in pink, but in the eyes of Icelandic authorities, pink is punishable.
For the first time ever, an Icelandic designer will participate in the J Summer Fashion Show 2016, which was to take place in Paris on Wednesday this week. Right now, however, the show is in deep water ―literally.
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, voted Thursday night to establish a cultural center in memory of Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness on the lot where the late writer’s house is located.
Reykjavík City Council today unanimously voted in favor of selling a large plot and industrial buildings to director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company to set up a Hollywood-style studio lot.
Iceland’s nomination for the Bocuse d’Or, chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, has placed fifth in the European heats of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, winning a place in the finals in France in January.