Björk Gets Webby Artist of the Year Award

bjork_webbyawards_2012The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in New York granted Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk the annual Webby for Artist of the Year last week. The jury concluded that Björk deserved the honor for releasing the world’s first app album, Biophilia.

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Today Is the Second Day of Whitsun

cycling-skerjafj-rvk_psToday is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and a bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.

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Whitsun Celebrated in Iceland

church-seydisfjordur-inside_psWhitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.

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“Volumes for Sound” in Living Art Museum

volumesforsound_nyloThe exhibition “Volumes for Sound” by American artists Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson opened in the Living Art Museum (Nýlistasafnið) in Reykjavík last weekend. Their artwork involves creating certain forms for immaterial phenomena such as sound, light and smoke.

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Art Exhibition of Mobile 3D Carvings

maladmaela_listmosAn exhibition by Ingibjörg Helga Ágústsdóttir entitled “Mál er að mæla” (“It’s time to speak”) is currently running at the Mosfellsbær Art Gallery. It features carvings in 3D inspired by Icelandic folk stories, many of which are mobile.

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