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A new director for the CIA.IS

Dorothée Kirch has been appointed Director of the Center for Icelandic Art for a term of five years, starting 1 March 2010. She replaces Dr. Christian Schoen who has served as Director of the Center of Icelandic art for the last five years. She will take over in beginning of March.

 

 

See the official press release                                                   [2.2.10]


 

 



Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson to represent Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2011

 

The Spanish-Icelandic artist duo Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson have been chosen to exhibit on Iceland’s behalf at the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Their work is characterized by their at once attentive and critical, analytical and emotional gaze and their interest in identifying the many questions that the present raises. The trans-cultural tendency in today’s world and the complex relationships that spring from it is one of the artist’s main concerns.

 

See: www.cia.is/venice                                                   [13.01.10]

 


 

 

LIST icelandic art news
LIST Christmas issue is out. It features with Ragnar Kjartansson's Venice project and the Sequences festival two highlights of 2009. Volcano Lovers, an Icelandic-Japanese exhibition in New York is introduced, as well as Svava Björnsdóttir, an Icelandic artist who works in a unique way with paper.
LIST and CIA.IS wishes their friends, colleagues, clients etc. A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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See: www.artnews.is                                                         [22.12.09]

 


 

 

Ragnar Kjartansson
THE END - Ragnar Kjartansson at the Venice Biennale

 

On November 22nd Iceland's representative at the Venice Biennale 2009 finished with his last brushstroke his six month endurance performance in the beautiful Palazzo Michiel. 45.000 visitors came to see his performance along with the 5-channel video installation. In comparison to 2007 the visitors number has increased 50%, due to the overwhealming international media response.

 

More soon on LIST icelandic art news                                 [23.11.09]


 

 

Center for Icelandic Art seeks new director
Deadline for applications: November 23, 2009

 

The Center for Icelandic Art was established in 2005 with the key role of presenting Icelandic visual artists abroad. It is an independent institution, primarily funded by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. All the main visual arts institutions and associations in Iceland are members of the institution.
The new director will be the successor of Dr. Christian Schoen, CIA.IS’ founding director, who has build up its international reputation over the past five years. His term will end on February 28, 2010

 

Download the advertisement: English | Icelandic                    [30.10.09]


 

 
SEQUENCES
coming up: SEQUENCES 2009 takes place between Friday, October 30th and Saturday, November 7th. The festival exhibits contemporary visual art with its curators placing a special emphasis on the ephemeral nature of art this year. Performances, video art, art in public/urban spaces with reference to stage arts are combined to create a dynamic cross-platform within the festival.

 

See: www.sequences.is                                                      [21.10.09]


 

 
LIST icelandic art news
LIST #24 is out. We visited the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale where 30.000 visitors were counted so far. A special focus lies on the brothers Ásmundur and Snorri Ásmundsson. LIST reports from Momentum festival in Norway and looks ahead the upcoming Sequenes Festival. One year after their big success at Frieze Art Fair Kling & Bang Gallery is on tour again.

 

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See: www.artnews.is                                                         [19.09.09]


 

 

SEQUENCES
SAVE THE DATE
The fourth festival, which runs from October 30 - November 7, 2009, exhibits cutting-edge performance art with its curators placing a special emphasis on the ephemeral nature of art with reference to stage arts, such as dance and theater. Performances, video art, art in public/urban spaces, are combined to create a dynamic cross-platform within the festival. The vehicle for this are numerous LIVE events taking place throughout the Reykjavík city center; in renowned art spaces, galleries and institutions.

 

see: www.sequences.is

and press dowload                                                             [11.8.09]

 


 

 

You are in control

International Conference
YOU ARE IN CONTROL

The conference explores the latest digital business developments and investment available in music, media and the arts. This innovative international conference takes place in Reykjavík on the 23rd & 24th of September 2009 and has been planned to coincide with both the Reykjavík International Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. It is organized by Icelandic Music Export in collaboration with the Center for Icelandic Art and the Icelandic Design Centre.

 

see: YAIC                                                                          [1.8.09]

 



 
Success in Venice: The Icelandic Pavilion                
Due to the overwhealming international media coverage over 12.500 people came to see Ragnar Kjartansson's project in the Icelandic Pavilion within the first four weeks
Two concerts by the Icelandic band Amiina were held in the pavilion. Get some impressions on
youtube.

 

See: www.cia.is/venice                                                     [6.7.09]

 


 
LIST icelandic art news
LIST with a new look and a database. Issue 23 focusses on the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and includes an interview with Ragnar Kjartansson. It also highlights concept artist Kristján Guðmundsson who just received the Carnegie Art Award. Amongst other news items LIST also points to Icelandic Art Today, the first general overview on the Icelandic art scene.

 

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See: www.artnews.is                                                         [15.06.09]


 

 
   

Book launch: Icelandic Art Today

Icelandic Art Today is the first book of its kind to present in English a wide array of Icelandic contemporary artists born after 1950. Thirteen well known writers of various nationality join hands in writing about 50 artists who have been prominent during the past decade or longer. The 350 pages Hatje Cantz publication will be launched in connection with the press conference of the Icelandic Pavilion on Friday, June 5, 10am.


see: press release pdf                                                   [25.5.09]



 
Venice Biennale: The Pavilion of Iceland 2009             
Ragnar Kjartansson, Iceland's representative at the 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, introduced his project to the national and international media in a press conference on May 12, held at the National Gallery of Iceland..

 

See: www.cia.is/venice                                                 [18.5.09]

 


 

The new gallery and museum guide is out. The booklet lists all museums, galleries and project spaces and points out highlights of artworks or projects in public space. The guide is available at all the tourist information or in the art institutions.

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Here you find a downloadable version                              [15.05.09]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news
LIST #22 covers the second part of the conference Reinventing Harbour Cities with articles and interviews. In addition to that it features Haraldur Jónsson and announces several news.

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See: www.artnews.is                                                         [15.04.09]


 

 

Opening the next round: 11 Artists at CIA.IS' DVD archive

The CIA.IS' selective video archive provides insight into the wide spectrum of the Icelandic art scene. It is a rotating presentation of 11 artists who work in all different kind of media are introduced in this DVD-archive. The artists are free to use this medium to present videoworks, to use it only for documentation or both.  
Opening of the on Tuesday, March 30, 17-18.00       
>> index                                                                            [26.03.09]


 

 

 

CIA.IS Support Program: Deadline April 17th               
CIA.IS grant program focuses on Icelandic artist travelling or presenting abroad. The program for 2009 has only one round awarding artists, artist's groups or projects.
For more information check out the support program.
         [24.03.09]


 

 

 

CONFERENCE:
REINVENTING HARBOUR CITIES II: Illuminated Cities

CIA.IS and Nordic House are organizing the second part of an international conference discussing a global topic against the background of current developements in Reykjvavík. With Juergen Hasse | Ellinor Coombs | Deike Canzler | Alexander Stublic | Roger Narboni | Jeroen Everaert.


14 February, 13 - 18.30

Nordic House, Reykjavík

 

See: www.cia.is/news/conference.htm
and www.artnews.is/issue018/018_hc_schoen.htm         [10.02.09]

 


 
Venice Biennale: The Pavilion of Iceland 2009             
The beautiful Palazzo Michiel dal Brusà will be again the venue for the Icelandic Pavilion. The medieval Palazzo is located close to Ca d'Oro and Rialto Bridge at Canale Grande. The curators for Ragnar Kjartasson's exhibition will be Markús Thór Andrésson & Dorothée Kirch;.Commissioner is Christian Schoen.

 

See: www.cia.is/venice                                                 [9.01.09]

 




 

LIST icelandic art news

"Iceland facing economic storms" is the headline of the 21st issue of LIST. The impact of this crises on the art life is the main topic of this last issue in 2008.
However, the art scene is active and will be in the very difficult new year. LIST introduces curator and artist Birta Guðjónsdóttir and announces the new curators for Icelandic pavilion at the upcoming Venice Biennale. Amongst other things it looks back on a very successful SEQUENCES festival and Kling & Bang's "Sirkus" project at Frieze Art Fair.

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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [19.12.08]



 

Icelandic Artists in Munich


Iceland's representative at the Venice Biennale 2003 and SEQUENCES' honorary artist 2008 Rúrí is presenting her installation Water Story Vocal V in the neo-romanic church of St. Lukas. The highlight will be her performances during the "long night of the museums" on October 25. At the same night will be the last chance to see the exhibition of video artist Auður Jónsdóttir in city-run institution called Goethe53.

See:
www.sanktlukas.de/             
www.ruri.is/
www.audurjonsdottir.com                                          [22.10.08]


 

 

Sequences 2008

The third SEQUENCES real-time art festival is over. Thousands of people saw the numerous performances, projects and exhibitions by national and international artists in Reykjavík.

On youtube you can catch a glimpse on some of the events.

 

See: video 1 | 2 | 3                                                        [18.10.08]


 

 

Kling & Bang's Sirkus at Frieze Art Fair.


Memories of Reykjavík nightlife are being preserved and presented to the international art world at Frieze Art Fair in London this October 15-19. A downtown bar, Sirkus, which was closed down by developers earlier this year is being lovingly recreated with original furnishings and decor as part of the Frieze Foundation Projects by the artists of Kling & Bang Gallery in Reykjavík.

 

See: www.friezeartfair.com/                                          [13.09.08]


 

 

Sequences 2008

The third SEQUENCES real-time art festival, October 11-17 2008, presents a jam-packed program with time-based work, such as performances, sound art, video and music. The program consists of over twenty projects with more than forty national and international participants. The opening will be on Saturday, October 11 at 14.00 at the Living Art Museum.

 

See: www.sequences.is                                                  [10.10.08]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

In the middle of recession and depression the 20th issue of LIST is published, featuring the sculptor Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir. Also in the focus: The Icelandic Visual Art Award in Akureyri, the upcoming SEQUENCES real-time art festival and Kling & Bang gallery's exciting project for Frieze Art Fair.


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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [09.10.08]


 

 

NICE08 - complemantary to LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL
20.09. -30.11.


NICE08 is the first Nordic Art and Culture Festival to take place in the UK. It sets the scene for long-term collaborations, exchanges, cultural and economic developments between the UK's Northwest and the Nordic Countries.
Icelandic participants are Katrín Fridriks, Laufey Johansen and Hrafnkell Sigurðsson.

 

See: www.nice08.org                                                   [18.09.08]


 

 

Sequences 2008

For the third SEQUENCES real-time art festival, October 11-17 2008, the curatorial board has decided to acknowledge renowned artists for their notable contribution to real-time art mediums. It is our privilege to present the Icelandic artist Rúrí as SEQUENCES 2008 honorary artist.

 

See: www.sequences.is                                                  [10.09.08]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

Out of the summer's crop of shows LIST #19 focuses on the Icelandic participants in Manifesta 7 and on Ólafur Elíasson's phenomenal success in New York.

Additionally Katrín Friðriksdóttir who will be one of three Icelandic artists participating in the Liverpool Biennial in autumn is featured as well as Hrafnhildur Arnadóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter.


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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [10.08.08]


 

 

Opening of Manifesta7
On July 19 Manifesta7 will open in South Tyrol. The Italian town Rovereto will host one of the four exhibitions venues. For his show in a former tobacco factory curator Adam Budak from Poland has chosen amongst others Margrét H. Blöndal, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson and Ragnar Kjartansson. All developed site specific installations within a unique surrounding.
Manifesta7 will last until November 2.

 

See: www..manifesta7.it

                                                                                       [08.07.08]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

The newes issue of LIST online is out. It features the Icelandic artists participating at Manifesta7 and The Reykjavík Arts Festival. In a special LIST summarizes the conference Reinventing Harbour Cities with statements and interviews of the speakers such as Ólafur Elíasson and Vito Acconci. The situation of photography in Iceland is the subject of another article amongst several news items. Finally LIST presents Carolee Schneeman in an interview which was taken on occasion of the opening of this years Reykjavík Arts Festival.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [30.05.08]


 

 

LIST printed issue#2 is out!                       

Once a year the Icelandic online magazine LIST releases a print issue. This one covers amongst others the conference Reinventing Harbour Cities and introduces the three Icelanders participating at Manifesta 7.


To order the print issue send a mail to: list@cia.is

See: www.artfest.is                                                       [15.05.08]

 


 


REYKJAVÍK ARTS FESTIVAL 2008

The Reykjavík Arts Festival launches on May 15, 2008 with a groundbreaking series of visual and performing arts programs that will involve most of the city’s exhibition spaces and extend to other locations in Iceland. After 2005 this year will mark the Festival’s second focus on contemporary visual art.

 

See: www.artfest.is                                                       [11.05.08]

 


 

CIA.IS support program
The Center's major grants were given out. In 2008 11 artists were granted for their projects with a total amount of 3,2 mio ISK. A special grant of 1 mio went to Margrét Blöndal, Ólafur Ólafsson & Libia Pérez and Ragnar Kjartansson for their participation at Manifesta7. Each 400.000 went to the Icelandic Love Corporation, Birta Guðjónsdóttir, Halldór Ásgeirsson and Kling & Bang gallery and 200.000 to Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir & Hlaðgerður Íris Björnsdóttir and Magnús Árnason. In addition to that flight vouchers from Iceland Express were given to Ransú, Kling & Bang gallery, Ingunn Fjóla Eyþórsdóttir, The Weird Girls Project and Gunnlaug Dröfn Gunnarsdóttir.

 

See for more information on the awarded artists                [11.05.08]

 


 

 

CONFERENCE:
REINVENTING HARBOUR CITIES: URBAN PLANNING AND ART IN PUBLIC SPACE

CIA.IS is organizing and international conference discussing a global topic against the background of current developements in Reykjvavík. With Adriaan Geuze | Christopher Marcinkoski | FREEE art collective | Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg | Louise Mielonen Grassov | Ólafur Elíasson | Ute Meta Bauer | Vito Acconci.

25 April, 18 - 20
10 May, 10 - 17

Nordic House, Reykjavík

 

See: www.cia.is/news/conference.htm                          [20.04.08]

 



 


Iceland Express continues support of Icelandic visual artists

Iceland Express is continuing its engagement in culture with a generous donation to CIA.IS' support program. As in the previous year this sponsorship enlarges the artist support significantly.

 

www.icelandexpress.com                                              [15.04.08]

 


 

 

Sequences 2008

SEQUENCES international art festival in Reykjavík with the focus on time-based art projects has released the dates for 2008. The real time festival will take place from October 11 - 17.  

See: www.sequences.is                                                     [10.4.08]

 


 

 

Expansion of the CIA.IS video archive

A selective video archive at the CIA.IS in Hafnarstræti provides insight into the wide spectrum of the Icelandic art scene. Frequently 11 artists working in different media and of different generations are added to the collection. The artists are free to use this medium to present videoworks, to use it only for documentation or both.  

To see who is in the archive check:
>> index                                                                            [1.4.08]

 


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

LIST#17 is out. It features the Icelandic festival in Brussels and announces the upcoming conference in Iceland on urban planning and art in public space. Additionally it introduces the artists Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, who as nominated for the Icelandic visual art award last year, the alchemist Húbert Nói Johannesson and painter Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [26.03.08]


 

 

BOZAR FESTIVAL, 27.2.-27.4.                     Iceland on the Edge - Festival
Center for Fine Arts, Brussels


With three exhibitions Bozar Festival will formally open on 26 February. The main exhibition, curated by Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, is called Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere in Icelandic Contemporary Art and includes artist like Hrafnkell Sigurdsson, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Icelandic Love Corporation, Ragnar Kjartansson, Kristján Guðmundsson, Ólafur Elíasson, Sigurdur Guðjonsson, Steina Vasulka and many more. This show, realised in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum will be seen during Reykjavík Arts Festival in May. The second exhibition will focus on painting, curated by the National Gallery's director Halldór Björn Runólfsson: Magicians of Nature: Jóhannes Kjarval, Kristján Davidsson and Georg Guðni.
Finally Rúrí will present a monumental video and sound installation entitled Water Vocal – Endangered II

Check out the festival's rich program: www.bozar.be
and the short guide of the exhibitions as PDF

                                                                                        [14.02.08]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

The winter issue of LIST features the Icelandic representative at the Venice Biennale 2009 Ragnar Kjartansson and the winner of the Icelandic visual art award Hrafnkell Sigurðsson. LIST congratulates the Living Art Museum to its 20th anniversary and grieves for the great artist Birgir Andrésson who passed away in October.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [17.01.08]


 

 

Steingrimur Eyfjörd: Lóan er komin

 

The Golden Plover is back home: Steingrimur Eyfjörd's successful exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2007 will be shown at Reykjavik Art Museum from January 10th on until March 2nd.

 

Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús
Open daily 10 a.m - 5 p.m., Thursdays to 10 p.m.
Admission is free

 

See: www.artmuseum.is/ and www.cia.is/venice                                                                                                                  [09.01.08]


 

 

Ragnar Kjartansson to represent Iceland
at the Venice Biennale in 2009

 

The artist Ragnar Kjartansson has been chosen to exhibit on Iceland’s behalf at the 53rd Biennale in Venice 2009. Born in 1976, he is the youngest artist ever chosen to represent the country in this important international venue where the art world gathers every two years to see the most exciting new art brought in from every corner of the earth.

With Ragnar Kjartansson, the Icelandic pavilion in Venice in 2009 will feature a young artist who has in a remarkably short time built an impressive roster of international exhibitions and an engaging individual style that stands out even in today’s crowded global art world. He is a worthy representative of the vibrant young art scene in Iceland, a cutting-edge contemporary artist with strong roots in cultural tradition and a keen eye for the tragicomic spectacle of human experience.

 

See: www.cia.is/venice                                                   [26.11.07]



 

CIA.IS at Centre Pompidou, Paris

By invitation of the international festival Rencontres Internationals Paris | Berlin | Madrid CIA.IS' director Christian Schoen will introduce the Icelandic artscene and the institution during the conference on 29 November.

See: http://www.art-action.org/                                       [24.11.07]


 

 

ICELANDIC PAVILION                                                 Icelandic Pavilion - La Biennale di Venezia
Steingrimur Eyfjörd: The Golden Plover Has Arrived

 

Only a few days are left and the successful show of Steingrimur Eyfjörd in Venice will close. About 30.000 visitors will have seen the complex exhibition. For those who did not see it can either order here the catalogue or see the exibition in the Reykjavík Art Museum in the beginning of 2008.


Icelandic Pavilion
until November 21 (exlusively opened the last Monday), 10-18.00
Palazzo Michiel on the Canale Grande, a few minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge and close to the Ca’ d’Oro vaporetto stop

 

See: www.cia.is/venice                                                   [15.11.07]


 

 

ART FORUM BERLIN: Talk about Icelandic Art

On 3 October, 15.00 a panel talk moderated by Gabriele Knapstein (curator Hamburger Bahnhof) will discuss the situation for artists in Iceland today. On the panel: Erling Klingenberg (for Kling&Bang gallery), Birta Guðjónsdóttir (for Safn collection), Erla Haraldsdóttir (artist) and Christian Schoen (CIA.IS - Center for Icelandic Art)

See: www.art-forum-berlin.de/                                       [16.10.07]


 

 

 

LIST icelandic art news

 

SEQUENCES the festival for the vibrant and collaborative arts opens on October 12th. Numerous Icelandic artists will mingle with international ones focussing on time-based expressions such as performance, video and music. Besides the opening day highlight will be the final four days when SEQUENCES will overlap with famous AIRWAVES music festival.

 

See: www.sequences.is or click here for download of the pdf program

                                                                                        [12.10.07]


LIST icelandic art news

The Fall issue of LIST is focussing on ambitious art activities both in Iceland and abroad. Berlin, New York, London and Salzburg are stages for significant exhibitions of Icelandic artists this month. Reykjavik is getting ready for the second SEQUENCES real time festival. Besides that the magazine reports on Hrafnkell Sigurdsson – the winner of this year’s Akureyri Art Award and interviews the famous art collector Pétur Arason who soon will have to close his public collection “safn”.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [28.09.07]

 


 

LIST icelandic art news

SEQUENCES real-time art festival will be held for the second time 12-21st of October. The festival lives from the creative unfiltered energy of the artists in Iceland and their international network. SEQUENCES focuses on time-based art and links especially music and performance art with the visual arts, such as video, vj-ing and performance. The festival will take place in different locations in the city center of Reykjavík, accompanied by exhibitions and video/film nights.
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See: www.sequences.is for press downloads click here

                                                                                        [18.09.07]

 


LIST icelandic art news

For its 14th issue LIST is presenting an interview with Roni Horn, who recently opened a major work of public art in Iceland. Additionally the magazine focusses on Hreinn Friðfinnsson's retrospective at Serpentine Gallery London - accompanyied by an interview of its director Hans-Ulrich Obrist about Icelandic art. The Icelandic Love Corporation will soon open a big show in the Reykjavík Art Museum and are presented here with an article and finally LIST turns towards Steingrimur Eyfjörd and his exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [07.08.07]

 


LIST icelandic art news

LIST printed issue#1 is out!                   


Iceland's first and only online art magazine announces its first printed issue. To order the free newspaper just send a mail to list@cia.is!
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                                                                                        [01.06.07]

 


 

ICELANDIC PAVILION                                                 Icelandic Pavilion - La Biennale di Venezia
Steingrimur Eyfjörd: The Golden Plover Has Arrived

 

Opening: Wednesday, June 6, 8 pm (by invitation only)
Special opening hours:
Thursday, June 7, 13 pm - 6 pm-

Friday - Sunday, June 8-10, 9 am - 6 pm;
Monday, June 11, 10 am - 6 pm
Regular opening hours: June 12 - November 21, Tue - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm

The Icelandic Pavilion will be located at the beautiful Palazzo Michiel on the Canale Grande, a few minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge and close to the Ca’ d’Oro vaporetto stop.

 

See: www.cia.is/venice          and www.artnews.is             [27.04.07]



 

LIST icelandic art news

In its 13th issue LIST is preparing the ground for the upcoming Venice Biennale. Iceland's representative Steingrimur Eyfjörd is covered and the new location introduced. In addition to that LIST is presenting the new director of the National Gallery Halldór Björn Runólfsson in an interview and features on of Iceland's best known artists Rúrí.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [20.04.07]

 


 

 

CIA.IS Support Program: Deadline April 20th               
CIA.IS grant program focuses on Icelandic artist travelling or presenting abroad. The program for 2007 has only one round and awards artists, artist's groups or projects.
For more information check out the support program.
         [14.03.07]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

The 12th issue of LIST is out! In a crescendo Iceland's first and only art magazine applies itself to the Venice Biennale - precisely the history of the Icelandic participation in this major art event. Also in the focus is the remarkable show of French artist Pierre Huyghe at Reykjavik Art Museum. This issue features Icelandic artist Margret Blöndal and Erla Haraldsdóttir and additionally reports on exhibition highlights abroad.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [28.02.07]


 

LIST icelandic art news
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EQUENCES real time art festival, reykjavík 2007

The dates of the upcoming international time based art festival are released - save the dates!

October 12.-21. 2007


www.sequences.is                                                          [20.01.07]


 

                                    
Iceland Express is supporting Icelandic visual artists

Iceland Express is continuing its engagement in culture with a generous donation to CIA.IS' support program. As in the previous year this sponsorship enlarges the artist support significantly.

 

www.icelandexpress.com                                              [14.01.07]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news

The last issue of Iceland's first and only online art magazine in 2006 features the artist Katrin Sigurdardóttir and her solo show at PS1 New York and the two artists Magnús Pálsson and Snorri Ásmundsson. Flashback: Interview with Nína Magnúsdóttir and Christian Schoen about the Sequences festival in October.
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See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [15.12.06]


 

Expansion of the DVD-archive: 11 Artists

In May 2005 the CIA.IS opened its doors for the public. The institution at Hafnarstraeti 16 is the first location in Iceland where visitors can gather all relevant and up-to-date information on Icelandic artists and art institutions. A selective videoarchive provides insight into the wide spectrum of the Icelandic art scene. It is a rotating presentation 11 artists who work in all different kind of media are introduced in this DVD-archive. The artists are free to use this medium to present videoworks, to use it only for documentation or both.  
Opening of the 4th round on Wednesday, June 6, 16-18.00       
>>index                                                                            [16.10.06]


 

 

SEQUENCES real time festival
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EQUENCES real time festival, reykjavík 2006
13.-28.10.2006

The program for the first cross-media festival in Reykjavik is out:

Download of the PROGRAM

Download of the CATALOGUE


www.sequences.is                                                          [05.10.06]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news
The latest issue is out! Iceland's first and only online art magazine focusses this time on the upcoming Sequences festival, reviews the Gelitin project in Reykjavík and reports from the Icelandic Visual Art Award. Additionally: Olafúr Elíasson's participation at the Venice architecture BiennialI for Iceland
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See: www.artnews.is

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CIA.IS support program: Announcement of the awarded artists

For its second round in 2006 CIA.IS received 24 applications for its grant program. The awarded artists or projects are:

Ólafur Árni Ólafsson, Spessi, Sequences festival, Finnbogi Pétursson, Rúrí, Steingrímur Eyfjörð, Kling & Bang gallerí


For more info look here                                        
                [01.10.06]


 

SEQUENCES real time festival

SEQUENCES real time festival, reykjavík 2006
SEQUENCES is an international cross-media festival in Reykjavik with a focus on time-based art phenomena. The festival links contemporary visual art with other media, especially sound and performative art. It will take place in different locations in the city center of Reykjavík, accompanied by exhibitions and video/shortfilm nights.

13.-28.10.2006
www.sequences.is                                                          [15.8.06]


 

 


CIA.IS Support Program: Deadline September 8th 
              
CIA.IS grant program focuses on Icelandic artist travelling or presenting abroad. The program has two rounds each year and awards artists, artist's groups or projects.
For more information check out the Support Program       [14.7.06]


 

 

LIST icelandic art news
The latest issue is out! Iceland's first and only online art magazine focusses this time on the HOMESICK show in Akureyri and the nominated artist for Venice Biennial 2007 Steingrimur Eyfjörd. It reports among other matters also on the Carnegie Art Award and introduces the promising young artist Sigurdur Gudjónsson.

See: www.artnews.is

                                                                                        [23.6.06]

 


 

The decision has been made that Steingrímur Eyfjörð will repesent Iceland in the next Venice Biennale in 2007. Steingrímur's career in art began in the mid-1970s and he was an active member of the group of artists that formed Gallery Suðurgata 7 in the late 1970s and has exhibited persistently since, honing his hypercritical approach to produce shows of surprising delicacy.      
The organising institution will be the CIA.IS - Center for Icelandic Art and Christian Schoen is nominated as commissioner/curator.
                                                                                        [08.6.06]

 


 

 

Opening the next round: 11 Artists at CIA.IS' DVD archive

In May 2005 the CIA.IS opened its doors for the public. The institution at Hafnarstraeti 16 is the first location in Iceland where visitors can gather all relevant and up-to-date information on Icelandic artists and art institutions. A selective videoarchive provides insight into the wide spectrum of the Icelandic art scene. It is a rotating presentation 11 artists who work in all different kind of media are introduced in this DVD-archive. The artists are free to use this medium to present videoworks, to use it only for documentation or both.  
Opening of the 4th round on Wednesday, June 6, 16-18.00       
>>index                                                                            [30.05.06]

 


 

 

LIST icelandic art news
The latest issue is out! Iceland's first and only online art magazine focusses this time on Nam June Paik and Yoko Ono, who have been in Iceland for several times. Additionally it reports on topics on the Island and abroad and introduces the artist Jón Óskar Hafsteinsson.

See: www.artnews.is.                                                      [09.04.06]

 


 

 

                                                HOMESICK

EXHIBITION
HOMESICK
Akureyri Art Museum. Opening, May 6 2006, 15.00

Guy Ben-Ner (Israel), Chantal Michel (Switzerland), Nevin Aladag (Turkey), Katrin Sigurðardóttir (Iceland), Haraldur Jónsson (Iceland), Ólafur Arni Ólafsson & Libia Pérez de Siles Castro (Iceland/Spain)

Homesickness is a term used in a number of languages to express illness, pain or a longing for one’s distant home. Homesickness is a concrete feeling or a romantic term. The exhibition in Akureri forms the starting point of the HOMESICK Project, a series of exhibitions in four countries (Iceland, Turkey, Israel, Switzerland). >>more                                                                            [01.04.06]

 


 

 

CIA.IS support program: Announcement of the awarded artists

For its first round in 2006 CIA.IS received 65 applications for its grant program. The awarded artists or projects are:

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Ransú, Eygló Harðardóttir and Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Ragnar Kjartansson, Birgir Andrésson, FUGL.
For more info look here                                        
               [17.03.06]


 

 

 

Winter Festival Reykjavík - Museumnight: Fax and DVD

In cooperation with SÍM– The association of Icelandic Visual Artists CIA.IS are proud to present a fax exhibition by more than 40 international artists that have stayed in the SÍM residency during the past three years.
In addition to that CIA.IS will introduce another 11 Icelandic artists for the DVD archive. The artists are: Anna Líndal, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Hlynur Hallsson, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Húbert Nói, Ingólfur Arnarsson, Kristján Guðmundsson, Sara Björnsdóttir, Steina Vasulka and Tumi Magnússon.
Opening: Friday, 24.2.2006, 19 - 24.00                                 [20.02.06]


 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION
Cultural Identity in a Global Society

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 17 – 20.00
Listaháskóli Íslands / Icelandic Art Academy
November Paynter, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul (Turkey) | Sergio Edelsztein from the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (Israel) | Sjón, author, Reykjavík | Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir, head of the National Museum of Iceland
Presentation: Christian Schoen, CIA.IS and Hannes Siguðdsson, Akureyri Art Museum

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LIST icelandic art news
The one and only online magazin on Icelandic art is re-launched on the new site www.artnews.is. It will be published six times a year.
In cooperation with Reykjavík Grapevine it will be published anually in print. The first issue will be released in May/June 2006.

See: www.artnews.is.                                                      [19.01.06]

 


 

 

CIA.IS – Center for Icelandic Art is cooperating with Rijksakademie Amsterdam in their Research Residency.

The deadline for handing in applications at Rijksakademie is postponed: March 15!

All Icelandic, professional artists who wish to apply for this highly profiled program should read carefully the instructions below or on www.rijksakademie.nl and should apply directly to Rijksakademie. Besides that please give the CIA.IS notice of your application (send a mail to info@cia.is). This is necessary because the CIA.IS can recommend artists who have applied to Rijksakademie.         [15.01.06]

 


 


CIA.IS Support Program: Deadline February 24th 
              
CIA.IS grant program focuses on Icelandic artist travelling or presenting abroad. The program has two rounds each year and awards 14 artists or artist's groups.
For more information check out the support program        [15.01.06]

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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