Artists Bryndís Björnsdóttir and Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttirand said they wanted to symbolically launch “The First White Mother in America” into space.
Birgir Andrésson was steeped in Iceland’s ways and lore, landscape and history. It was also his complex subject and an energizing force.
Many of the works in Iðavöllur are big and chock-full of issues and socially engaged ideas, like so much art elsewhere.
The Icelandic artist fashions sculptures and wall works from the primary substance of her volcanic and volatile homeland.
Artist Nancy Campbell’s book The Library of Ice draws parallels between ecological breakdown and the loss of human culture.
AKUREYRI, Iceland — If you set out from Reykjavík northbound on Route 1, the road that rings around most of Iceland, you will, after give or take five hours, find yourself in Akureyri.
STYKKISHÓLMUR, Iceland — It’s hard to miss Vatnasafn, or the Library of Water, if you know what you’re looking for.
When a person dies, his loved ones typically deliver the body to a morgue before it reaches the final destination; Icelandic artist Snorri Ásmundsson is requesting that someone take a detour on that route to participate in his art.
Iceland, more than most places on the planet, frequently reveals the cataclysmic activity below its crust through volcanoes, fissures, and geothermal pools.
I’ve been hesitant to embrace Christoph Büchel’s project for the Icelandic Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale from the beginning.
Venetian officials plan to close the Icelandic Pavilion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, which features a working mosque that is part of an artwork by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel.
On this week’s art crime blotter: Iceland jails geyser-dyeing “landscape painter,” artist loses canvases left in alley, and offensive anti-homeless signs irk Illinoisans.