From Iceland — Grapevine Picks: GDRN, WWII-Era Pop Art And A New Dance Performance

Grapevine Picks: GDRN, WWII-Era Pop Art And A New Dance Performance

Published September 24, 2021

Grapevine Picks: GDRN, WWII-Era Pop Art And A New Dance Performance
Photo by
Art Bicnick

It’s so easy to hunker down at home on rainy days like these. While a glass of wine and a good book sounds great, The Grapevine Crew has you covered if you decide to don that raincoat and face the elements to bring a bit of culture to your evening.


  • Friday September 24th
  • Háskólabíó
  • Cover Charge 4.990 ISK
  • More information here

Photo by Art Bicnick

The Pop Queen Of Iceland is back, and holding court at Háskólabíó. GDRN broke through in 2018 with her monster hit “Hvað Ef”, and has since been collecting more or less every Icelandic music award out there while simultaneously nailing her dramatic debut on the Netflix show, ‘Katla’. She dropped her latest album in February 2020, but COVID-19 prevented a proper release party. So feel free to go nuts!

Wild About You

  • Until October 10th
  • MUTT Gallery
  • More information here

Image by Tinna Royal

In her newest exhibition ‘Wild About You’, pop artist Tinna Royal offers a contemporary take on romantic relationships and consumerism through the lens of WWII comics. The Akranes-based artist spent years scouring the public domain to procure these images which often highlight romance, heroism and gender roles—topics which might be considered outdated today. Her modern perspective on what underlies these images is undoubtedly worth a jaunt over to MUTT Gallery.

Rómeó <3 Júlía

  • Friday October 1st
  • The National Theater of Iceland
  • Cover Charge 6.950-7.950 ISK
  • More information here

Photo by Margrét Seema Takyar

Get your daily dose of culture by attending the premier of this new dance performance. The piece deconstructs the well-known play by Shakespeare while offering something to everyone by merging contemporary dance, visual arts and Prokofiev’s spectacular music. The production is directed by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Halla Ólafsdóttir, and is performed by the Iceland Dance Company. If you can’t make it to the premier, don’t you worry! There are shows on the 6th and 17th of October as well.

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