From Iceland — Grapevine Picks: Book Fairs And Hugs!

Grapevine Picks: Book Fairs And Hugs!

Published November 13, 2021

Grapevine Picks: Book Fairs And Hugs!
Photo by
Reykjavík Art Book Fair/Facebook

Glancing at the weather forecast, it seems that outside activities might prove a little challenging during the upcoming week. But never fear! We’ve picked a couple of events for you that won’t require multiple layers of Icelandic wool or Gore-Tex.

Reykjavík Art Book Fair

  • November 12th to 14th
  • Ásmundarsalur
  • More information here

Photo by Reykjavík Art Book Fair/Facebook

This special event will presents creations from artists and designers who use books as a medium for their art, as well as contributions from smaller art-book publishers and printed artworks from various museums and galleries. The aim is to get participants to look at book design, publishing and printing as an art form, and show how it is constantly evolving. It will be a busy affair, with around 30 publishers in attendance. RH

Attempting the Embrace n°31

  • Until December 5th
  • Hafnarhús
  • More information here

Photo from Reykjavík Art Museum’s website

Have you ever walked outside on a perfect spring day? The air is neither warm nor cold. If you close your eyes and extend your arms away from you, it can feel as if the barrier between body and space is blurred. That’s the experience Reykjavík-based French multidisciplinary artist Claire Paugam—recipient of the 2020 Icelandic Art Prize Motivational Award of the Year—aims to deliver in this exhibition.

Urging visitors to consider their position in the environment—both within and outside the walls of the building—the exhibit employs visual analogy to display the push and pull between the human body and the environment. DT

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