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Artsy Weekend in Akureyri

The inhabitants of Akureyri and visitors to the town, often dubbed Iceland’s “capital of the north,” are in for a cultural feast this weekend as a number of art exhibitions open in the town’s Listagil art district today.

From Akureyri. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In the Akureyri Art Museum, the exhibition “Straumur/burdarás” by Ingólfur Arnarson, Ívar Brynjólfsson, Ívar Valgardsson, Jón Laxdal Halldórsson and Kristján Gudmundsson opens at 3 pm.

The exhibition, which is part of the Reykjavík Arts Festival, features minimalism in the context of its heritage in Iceland in conceptual art and photography. Most of the artworks on display are new.

In the exhibition space Populus Tremula, Maja Siska opens her exhibition “RT10” at 2 pm, which will only be open over the weekend. At the same time in the BOX, Helene Renard presents her installation “UMSLAG.”

Renard’s installation revolves around the terms folding together/taking apart and pack/unpack. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the artwork. The BOX is open on weekends.

Furthermore, the exhibition “Innlyksa” by Hlíf Ásgrímsdóttir opens at Myndlistarfélagid and the exhibition “GULUR” by the honorary artist of Akureyri, Gudný Kristmannsdóttir opens at the Jónas Vidar Gallery.

In Hjalteyri, a small village not far from Akureyri, the dance performance “Sláturhús hjartans” by Anna Richards and Sigurbjörg Eidsdóttir will take place inside an old factory at 5 pm.

In the café Bláa kannan in Akureyri, photographs by Finnur Ingi Erlendsson will be on display, which is part of the Art Without Boundaries festival, and students of the Akureyri Art School will display their work in the school’s exhibition space.

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