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    April 29 2015

    Reykjavik Arts Festival: May 13 - June 7

    The 2015 festival includes everything from audio walks and concerts to photography and sculpture exhibitions.

    Reykjavik Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. Every year it presents, to the widest possible audience, exhibitions and performances of contemporary and classical works in major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city. Become a Friend of the Reykjavik Arts Festival and enjoy 10-30% off all ticket prices as well as other exclusive advantages that will enhance your festival experience.

    We’ve listed just a few events from the festival below, but you can see the complete schedule on the Reykjavik Arts Festival’s website.

    Form Regained

    This exhibition brings together a selection of works by three artists; Alexandra Navratil, Erin Shirreff and Lara Viana, that build on fragmenting and re-shaping archives and memory.

    When: April 30-May 30

    Where: i8 Gallery


    The opening act of the Reykjavik Arts Festival 2015 will be performed by the incomparable vertical dance group, BANDALOOP. this group waves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing. It honors nature, community and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance.

    When: May 13

    Where: Ingólfstorg, Aðalstræti 6

    Black Feathers

    A dynamic performance featuring first-rank dancers and actors, along with live birds, where the latest trends in European Contemporary dance meet some of the most stirring poetry ever composed in the Icelandic language. Choreographed by Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir.

    When: May 13, 15, 20, 21, 30, 31

    Where: The National Theatre of Iceland

    Guerilla Girls

    A new public project unveiled: Do Women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?

    The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. They use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.

    When: May 13

    Where: Location TBD

    Peter Grimes’ Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera

    Conducted by Daníel Bjarnason, this will be the Icelandic premiere of the 1945 composition. One of Iceland’s leading international operatic artists, baritone Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson, appears as Balstrode, in his first operatic role at Harpa.

    When: May 22

    Where: Harpa, Eldborg


    This immersive audio walk starts in Hallgrimskirkja where everything around you is playing a part, and from the moment you put on your headphones, you become part of the play surrounding you.

    When: May 26 & 27

    Where: TBD

    Cliffs, Sunshine, Heroes, Sky Sea and Birds

    By Hulda Hakon, one of Iceland’s best known artist, this exhibition features texts, paintings, wall reliefs and sculptures.

    When: May 14- June 20

    Where: Tveir Hrafnar

    Traces of Life

    Traces of Life examines subjective, intimate and personal tendencies in Icelandic contemporary photography.

    When: May 16-September 13

    Where: Reykjavik Museum of Photography

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