Breaking the Pattern: Tongues are wagging over Ýr Jóhannsdóttir’s mouthy sweaters

Young textile designer Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, who creates under the name Ýrúrarí, doesn’t have a very favourable view of mass-production or rehashed designs. Her whimsical sweaters, decorated with [...]

Three Banks Own Almost 800 of Iceland’s Most Important Artworks

Over 4,500 artworks are owned by Iceland’s three banks—Landsbankinn, Arion Bank, and Íslandsbanki, RÚV reports. The National Gallery of Iceland did an inventory of Icelandic artworks owned by [...]

Netflix to Co-Produce Its First Icelandic Series

Netflix will be co-producing its first Icelandic TV series, The Valhalla Murders, RÚV reports. Variety confirms that the streaming giant will be investing €5.5 million [$6.3 million] in the [...]

Robert Plant to Play Secret Solstice

British rock singer Robert Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, will headline the sixth Secret Solstice festival, set to take place in Reykjavík this summer. He joins a line-up previously announced, [...]

Expanded Víkurgarður Protection Draws Criticism

The Cultural Heritage Agency’s decision to expand the boundaries of the protected area around Víkurgarður square is now being challenged by the Reykjavík District Attorney, who says that the [...]

Landmark Project to Protect Archaeological Remains

The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland is now working on an unprecedented project that would collectively protect dozens of archaeological sites within Þjórsárdalur valley. Archaeological sites [...]

Víkingur Ólafsson Nominated for BBC Music Magazine Award

Icelandic pianist Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson has been nominated for the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards. RÚV reported first. Víkingur’s album Johann Sebastian Bach has been nominated in the [...]

Uproar Over Nude Paintings at Central Bank

The Central Bank of Iceland’s recent decision to take down two paintings by Gunnlaugur Blöndal featuring nude women has caused an uproar. Vísir reports that the decision was spurred by complaints [...]

Majority of Regional Archives Not Prepared for Disaster

Less than a third of Iceland’s regional archives have made copies of important documents, as is dictated by disaster preparedness protocols, RÚV reports. On top of this, about two thirds of the [...]

In Search of Iceland’s First Tattoo Artist

Who was the first tattoo artist in Iceland? This is the question that Fjölnir Geir Bragason, himself a tattoo artist in Reykjavík, is trying to answer. RÚV reports that about ten years ago, [...]

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