Art Mania in the East fjords - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Art Mania in the East fjords

Art Mania in the East fjords

Published July 8, 2009

The Annual LungA Fête (abbreviation for the Youth Art Festival in the East) takes place between the 13th and 19th of July this summer and the celebration sure will be grand ‘cause they’re throwing it for the tenth time! The small town of Seyðisfjörður, best known for its herring culture will host the event, as always, so the number of inhabitants (usually around 700) will be increased substantially over the week but between four or five thousand attendants are expected. One of the festival’s main goals is to arouse interest in culture and arts but also obliterate wrongful prejudice against the word itself: art. Several workshops will be operated but some of Iceland’s most famed artists will share their wisdom, e.g. Hugleikur Dagsson and Mugison. This year’s high roller is definitely Henrik Vibskov, the Danish design wonder. He’ll be hosting an installment workshop that bears the name “Blindness Performance”.
If you’re not so keen on participating in artsy workshops however, you could do as bulk of the festival’s guests, that is, enjoy the fine concerts on their schedule (includes the notorious KIMI tour), drink some beer and enjoy the incredible surroundings in Seyðisfjörður.

  • Web: www.lunga.is

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