A month of poetry and art outside of Reykjavík
The international art festival Æringur opens on July 2 in Bolungarvík this year. The festival which moves to a new location every year, aims to give artists and attendees the chance to check out Iceland outside of the capital region, honing in on the small communities along the coast line.
The festival has invited 17 artists, hailing from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The poets who have been invited have either taken part in Nýhil,or the Creative Writing course at the University of Iceland. The artists arrive a week early to work on site specific projects, as well recite poetry around town.
This year, the festival is excited to have two archaeologists participate, who are extremely interested in combining their practice with art.
Æringur will take place on Aðalstræti 16, an old telecommunication station that has stood empty for some time, and its future is uncertain. This house will be a muse for the artists, the directors of the festival stating that many of them have used the history of this house as well as the town in their art.
The festival will run Wednesday – Sunday, 14:00-17:00, until July 31. Free Admission.