Newest Art Museum in Iceland, Djúpivogur’s ARS LONGA, to Open This Saturday

Djúpivogur is home to Iceland's latest art museum

ARS LONGA, a museum for contemporary art, will open in Djúpivogur this Saturday, July 9.

Headlining the museum’s opening will be the exhibitions Rúllandi snjóbolti (Rolling Snowball) and Tímamót (Turning Point).

Rolling Snowball is a collaboration between ARS LONGA and the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China. Further support for the exhibition comes from Múlaþing and the Visual Arts Fund. Both exhibits will run throughout the summer.

The new museum will be housed in Djúpivogur’s Vogshús, which was agreed upon as the new exhibition space in an arrangement made last March.

The heart of the new museum, and reason for its location in Djúpivogur, are the works of Sigurður Guðmundsson. Sigurður is perhaps best known for his work, The Eggs in Gleðivík, which consists of an array of 34 concrete replicas of bird eggs.

Those interested can find the event information here.