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Ragnar Kjartansson.

Rave Review of Icelandic Exhibition in London

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.”

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ATP Music Festival Canceled

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.

Iceland Airwaves 2016 logo.

Iceland Airwaves Highlights Hip Hop

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.

Jóhannes Arnljótur Ottósson.

Icelandic Designer in Flooded Fashion Show

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.

Baltasar Kormákur during filming for Trapped

RVK Studios to Establish Movie Village

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 Qualifies for Bocuse d’Or Final

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.

Ásmundarsalur

Museum Building Sold Fast

The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) has voiced amazement over how quickly Ásmundarsalur, a building on Freyjugata, Reykjavík, was sold.

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