previews

  • Reykjavík Arts Festival

    Reykjavík Arts Festival
    Laekjargata 3
    May 15 - June 5

    Curated by Thorunn Sigurdardottir

    Overseen by artist director Thorunn Sigurdardottir, the Reykjavík Arts Festival's second installment—a constellation of more than thirty exhibitions and events scattered throughout Iceland's capital and across the island—features a survey of contemporary Icelandic art at the Reykjavík Art Museum–Kjarvalsstadir; exhibitions by Monica Bonvicini, Elín Hansdóttir, Finnbogi Pétursson, Steina Vasulka, and Franz West at the National Gallery of Iceland; a solo show by Karl Holmqvist at the Living Art Museum; and “Facing China,” a group exhibition of Chinese artists at the Akureyri Art Museum in the island's northern region. For its opening weekend, artist Olafur Eliasson and the art world's ultimate hunter-gatherer, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, will kick-start festivities with an extension of the “experiment marathon” the duo organized last year in London, featuring lively projects by a mix of artists, writers, and scientists.