Artist Talk: Designer Ágústa Sveinsdóttir

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At DesignMarch 2016, Ágústa and Elísabet Karlsdóttir—who together make up the powerful design team ALVARA—presented a jewelry line called ‘Silfra’….

Music Video Release “Both Eyes On You” By Auður

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Auður has been on the rise ever since he released his impressive self-directed music video for ‘South America.’ The 23 year old…

Artist Talk: Úlfur Karlsson

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Since his graduation from Valand School of Fine Arts in Sweden, Icelandic painter Úlfur Karlsson has been busy with exhibitions…

Artist Talk: Fashion Designer Tanja Levý

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Tanja Levý is an Icelandic fashion and textile designer who has garnered attention for her tropical designs. She studied at…

Artist Talk: Graphic Designer Helga Dögg Ólafsdóttir

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Recently graduated from the Iceland Academy of The Arts, Helga Dögg has been busy this summer, working on designs for…

Artist Talk: Björn Steinar Blumenstein, Product Designer

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Since his graduation from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, where he studied product design, Björn Steinar Blumenstein has been…

DJ Of The Week: Áskell

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Over the past ten years, Áskell Harðarson, aka Housekell, has made a name for himself as one of Reykjavík’s most…

Ragnheiður Elísabet’s Top Five Fav

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Ragnheiður Elísabet is the woman behind the curtain. She works as an event manager for the art space Mengi, which…

Track by Track: ‘Makril’ by Indriði

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Indriði is famous for his guitar playing in the Icelandic punk band Muck. He is also part of the experimental…

Track Of The Week: Emmsjé Gauti ft. Aron Can – “Silfurskotta”

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Emmsjé Gauti’s recently released banger “Silfurskotta” has us tapping our feet and dabbing our arms. The song features Aron Can,…

STRIPP: Discussing Women’s Role In Society And On Stage

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“I found the strip club where I worked to be like a micro version of the world we live in,…

Expect The Unexpected: Everybody’s Spectacular

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Reykjavík Dance Festival and Lókal join forces to create the annual contemporary performance festival Everybody’s Spectacular. Artists from all around…

Culture Night Is Here: “Grjótaþorp – In the Heart of Reykjavík”

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In celebration of culture night and the city of Reykjavík’s 230th birthday, the mayor will launch Reykjavík’s night of culture…

Museum Trouble-makers In This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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Iceland is windy and grey these days and it’s becoming darker. Fall is on its way and the winter depression…

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: New Neighborhood Festival

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The first ever New Neighborhoods Festival is here! Musicians and visual artists, both Polish and Icelandic, join forces to create…

Artist Talk With Fashion Designer Elsa Vestmann

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New fashion designer Elsa Kjartansdóttir’s colourful and edgy patterns make for out-of-this-world pieces, inspired by the 50s yet uniquely modern….

Bergrún’s Favourite Five Icelandic Albums

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Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir is an Icelandic composer, currently finishing her master’s degree at Mills College in Oakland. Her summer has been…

“I’m Kött Grá Pjé and it feels right”

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The rap phenomenon Kött Grá Pjé will release his much-anticipated début album in early autumn. The rapper has garnered attention…

Track By Track: ‘Floating Harmonies’ By Júníus Meyvant

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Westman Islands-based singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant first started to turn heads for his soulful folk pop after releasing his first single,…

DJ Of The Week: DJ B-Ruff

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DJ B-Ruff (or Benni, as he is usually referred to) rose to prominence in the early 2000s with one of…

The Berry Picking Winners Of This Week’s #GVPics Are Here!

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According to this week’s photo entries with Monday off for most of us, it’s been a long weekend of travelling,…

Witchcraft and Hypnagogia in Hildur Yeoman’s World of Fashion

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Having dressed Reykjavík’s residents in patterned designs and jeweled finery for the past several years, Hildur Yeoman has slowly but…

Artist Talk: Páll Ivan frá Eiðum

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The prolific Páll Ivan frá Eiðum makes paintings and music, characterised alike by his unique wit. His colourful paintings vary…

Track by Track: ‘Vagg & Velta’ by Emmsjé Gauti

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Since the release of his third solo album ‘Vagg & Velta’, Emmsjé Gauti has been packing venues and selling out…

Sunna’s Top Five Fav

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Sunna Margrét is a born performer. She traveled the world as the frontperson of electro-pop band Bloodgroup, and since the…

DJ Of The Issue: SURA

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Þura Stína or SURA is Reykjavík’s hip-hop DJ queen. Known for her killer sets, performing with Reykjavíkurdætur and keeping the…

Freeing It In This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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Colours, the sun and all things nice in this week’s Instagram competition. Iceland is exceptionally green this time of year,…

Glowie’s Next Chapter: “No Lie” Music Video Premiere

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Glowie has become one of Iceland’s most famous pop stars in only a year. Her first single, “No More,” was…

Happening Sunday: Grapevine Grassroots At Húrra

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The summer’s second Grapevine Grassroots is here! A free concert celebrating Reykjavík’s up-and-coming music and arts scene. The programme starts…

Happening Now: ‘The World Is An Enigma’ At Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri

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Pierre Coulibeuf, a French visual artist and filmmaker, exhibits four magical video installations focusing on the often opaque relationship between…

Reykjavík’s Cool Kids In This Week’s #GVPics

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The colourful and sunny entries from this week’s Instagram competition are bound to put a smile on everybody’s face. Go…

Stranded In Flateyri: Ólafur Arnalds And The Making Of ‘Island Songs’

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I arrive at Reykjavík’s small domestic airport early on Midsummer’s Day, for a morning flight to Ísafjörður. I’ve been lucky…

Artist Of The Week: Kristín Dóra

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Kristín Dóra is a visual artist studying at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She recently returned from an exchange…

Davíð Roach’s Five Favourite Albums

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Davíð Roach is a vital figure in Icelandic music culture. For many years he and his friend Óli Dóri have…

Electro Powerhouse: Brilliantinus And His Upcoming Album

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Kormákur Jarl Gunnarson is the electronic mastermind behind Brilliantinus. In only a year he’s become a prominent name in Reykjavík’s…

Track By Track: ‘Vittu til’ By Snorri Helgason

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Singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason is a veteran of the Icelandic music scene. His fourth solo album ‘Vittu Til’ was recently released,…

The Festival That Never Sleeps: LungA 2016

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Welcome to the seventeenth LungA art festival, located in the beautiful Seyðisfjörður. LungA aims to bring together people from all…

DJ Of The Issue: Young Nazareth

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Arnar Ingi Ingason, better known as Young Nazareth, is one of Prikið’s resident DJs and a member of Sturla Atlas….

The Winner of This Week’s Sunny Instagram Competition

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Beautiful sunny weather makes for beautiful instagram entries. These are amazing guys, you rock! Check out the winner and runners-up…

Premiering Tonight: The Greatest Show in Iceland Starring Björk Guðmundsdóttir*

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“It’s sort of like reality TV on stage, exaggerated and eye-catching,” says Vilhelm Neto, one of the actors in The…

Salka Valsdóttir’s Five Favourite Albums

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Salka Valsdóttir is a rapper from Reykjavíkurdætur famous for her flow and sick rhymes. The 101-based cool cat was raised…

Artist Talk: Photographer Katrín Braga

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Katrín Braga is an Icelandic photographer based in Vancouver. She started experimenting with film photography in secondary school, garnering attention…

Track by Track: ‘The Truth the Love the Life’’ by Markús & The Diversion Sessions

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“The Truth the Love the Life” by Markús & The Diversion Sessions came out in late 2015, after three years…

DJ Of The Issue: Egill Spegill

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Anyone who’s danced to Egill Spegill’s set at Prikið knows he is one of Reykjavík’s favourite DJs. Despite his young…

Love In This Week’s #GVPics Competition

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Love is all around in this week’s Instagram competition! It’s never an easy job but we try our best to…

This Weeks #GVPics Champion!

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Cats, birds, whales and more animals were beautifully captured in action in this week’s Instagram competition! Although I know I’ve…

Bára Gísladóttir’s Five Favourite Albums

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Bára Gísladóttir is a young Icelandic composer. Her album “Different Rooftops” was released earlier this year and she has been…

Artist Of The Issue: Anna Maggý

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Anna Maggý is a young photographer studying at the School of Photography in Reykjavík. She has done fashion photography for…

Sturla Atlas SEASON2: One year old and fresher than ever

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People say Iceland has just two seasons: winter and light winter. However, for about a year now, a third, #sturlaseason,…

Artist Talk: Gréta Þorkelsdóttir, Graphic Designer

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Gréta Þorkelsdóttir is a typography nerd, feminist and this issue’s emerging artist. She is a graphic design graduate from the…