Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Art! Art! Art! The Grapevine’s Favourite Exhibitions This Week

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Never fear, for we’ve got some art exhibition picks right here. In conclusion: Have a blast.  Landscape With Human Until…

The Message In The Magma: The Geldingadalir Eruption Site Is Growing—What Have We Learned?

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On March 19th, 2021, the world’s gaze turned to Iceland as fissures opened in the Geldingadalir valley—the first eruption on…

Traditional Iceland With Miss Iceland: Elísabet Hulda’s Perfect Day

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Elísabet Hulda Snorradóttir is the reigning Miss Universe Iceland 2020 as well as a Chinese Studies student at the University…

This Is A Story About A Girl Named Lucky (And The Sky Lagoon)

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I am the luckiest girl in the world. It was those eight words that came into my head the moment…

To Know Is To Design: Kristín Þorkelsdóttir On A Lifetime Of Creating Iceland

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“You could say this is my lifetime work,” says product designer Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, gesturing to the large, airy exhibition hall…

Man In The Age Of Immortality: Viktor Orri Árnason Composes A Future With Eternal Life

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The Epic of Gilgamesh, written around 2100 BCE and one of the earliest examples of human literature, tells the tale…

Get Some Art! Our Exhibition Picks For This Week

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We know—you have absolutely nothing to do this week. To help, we’ve put together a list of some of our…

Remember That Girl Who Cried, Left The Party And Moved To Berlin?: ‘Norms’ Is A Web Series About Her

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“This is a story about a dildo.” And so begins the trailer for ‘Norms’, a new web series by the…

Horror-Scopes: WHAT VACCINE ARE YOU??

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As ethereal floating beings that live in the depths of the cosmos, the Grapevine’s team of amateur astrologists are naturally…

DesignM(ay)arch Day #3: The Full Schedule & Our Picks!

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DesignMarch day three has arrived! And with it, a plethora of great exhibitions, events and more. Here’s the schedule and…

Track by Track: ‘Sometimes depressed… but always antifascist’ By BSÍ

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BSÍ, no doubt one of the more un-Googleable bands in Iceland, are a Grapevine favourite, having pumped out feel-good indie…

YOMIGÆRI Is Here: Jarkko Kinnunen & Marko Svart On Their Sustainable DesignMarch Collaboration

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Yomigæri: A Japanese term that directly translates as “return from the underworld”, but colloquially means “rebirth” or “remembrance”. It’s also…

DesignM(ay)arch Day #2: Your Festival Schedule & Picks!

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It’s the second day of DesignMarch, and we’re already feeling inspired. Today sees the official opening of many venues, including…

MOM Air Goes To Auction: Artist Oddur Eysteinn Friðriksson Talks Performance Art And How One Sells It

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In November 2020, the Grapevine, along with many other media outlets, received a press release announcing the arrival of a…

Fancies: Álfgrímur a.k.a. Elfgrime

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Álfgrímur a.k.a. Elfgrime…

Finally, DesignM(ay)arch! Here’s Our Picks For The DesignMarch 2021 Festival

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After delays due to some sort of world event, the 13th iteration of DesignM(ay)arch has finally arrived! And with over…

‘There’s The New Constitution’: Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson Will Never Stop Fighting

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For almost 10 years, the cry of ‘Hvar er nýja stjórnarskráin?’ (‘Where’s the new constitution?’) has been heard around the…

The Poetics Of Technology: Sigurður Guðjónsson & The Unseen World

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“The title of the exhibition is ‘Unseen Fields’, which is a direct reference to places, spaces or things that I…

Ask An Expert: Why Is Pornography Illegal In Iceland?

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With all the talk recently surrounding OnlyFans, we wondered—isn’t making pornography supposedly illegal in Iceland? To learn more, we sat…

Kristín Sesselja Loves Love & Heartbreak: The Singer Who Turns Breakups Into Bops

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“I’m so pathetic, when it comes to boys. I let them push and play me like I am a box…

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Power Paladin: Iceland’s Power Metal Band Is Here To Have Fun

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Character class: Paladin (c. 8th century AD) A sect of knights in Emperor Charlemagne’s court. Crusaders, who nobly and valiantly…

Documenting A Delicate Present: Minningar Showcases Climate Change Through The Sounds Of The Glaciers

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The thought experiment “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it…

Almar Atlason’s Party Funeral: An Exhibition Of Beauty, Suffering & A Colourful Daze

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“The paintings were all done on La Réunion, which is an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, just…

Fancies: Hafey Viktoría Hallgrímsdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Hafey Viktoría Hallgrímsdóttir…

Ask An Expert: How Does One Celebrate Shabbat In The Midnight Sun?

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If you celebrate a weekly holiday that’s set to begin at sundown and end at nightfall, how do you do…