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»» The Serpentine Gallery in London mounts a retrospective of Icelandic artist Hreinn Friðfinnsson, critics laud him and visitors flock in

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Venice 2007
Steingrímur Eyfjörð opens to critical acclaim
Reviewers praise the subtle humour of the Icelandic pavilion and we bring you the pictures.

Stefanie Hontscha:
The Icelandic Love Corporation.
Well-travelled performance trio gets ready for a retrospective at the Reykjavík Art Museum..

Roni Horn takes the Weather Personally
We speak to Roni Horn who has opened a new major work of public art in a small fishing town on Iceland's west coast.

Hans Ulrich Obrist speaks about art in Iceland
Christian Schoen talks to the veteran curator about art in Iceland and his choice of Hreinn Friðfinnsson for a major retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery.





Icelandic Art News
A Bimonthly Web Magazine: July/August 2007

Venice, London, Reykjavík

Steingrímur Eyfjörð's exhibition at the Biennale in Venice is proving a success with both critics and audiences and in London's Serpentine Gallery, the retrospective of works by Hreinn Friðfinnsson has received excellent reviews and attendance. These two high-profile presentations of Icelandic art this summer bode well for Icelandic artists, reflecting the increasing interest in Icelandic art in general as well as, of course, the excellent work consistently produced by both artists over the years.

In Reykjavík, we are gearing up for the coming autumn which will bring us - among many other shows - retrospectives of both the Icelandic Love Corporation and of painter Eggert Pétursson who won second pirze in last year's Carnegie Award exhibition.



LIST Icelandic Art News. Page last updated 8 Julyl 2007. Texts and images copyright © by the authors. For inquiries and contact information see about us.







Opening of Steingrímur Eyfjörð's multi-layered exhibition "The Golden Plover Has Arrived" at the Venice Biennale 2007. See also on CIA.IS.