From Iceland — Grapevine Picks: Illuminating Art, Sámi Cinema And Gluttonous Ramen Gobbling

Grapevine Picks: Illuminating Art, Sámi Cinema And Gluttonous Ramen Gobbling

Published February 4, 2022

Grapevine Picks: Illuminating Art, Sámi Cinema And Gluttonous Ramen Gobbling
Photo by
Hildur Inga Björnsdóttir

As Reykvíkingurs emerge from yet another contraction-expansion cycle of their ability to gather, we present illuminating art, Sámi cinema, and gluttonous ramen gobbling events. Get out and grab ’em, before the next wave sweeps in!


  • Until March 20th
  • Reykjavík Art Museum-Hafnarhús
  • More information here

Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir has created a remarkable body of work which the gallery website says “is best described as a photosensitive installation”. The focus is on the flow and transfer of energy, with light, electricity and particles the main conveyors of power. The exhibition observes the relationship between nature and technology, between the analogue earth and the digital world that we have created. All is interconnected, and nothing happens without a cause. 

The name Snertitaug could be translated as “touching the nerve”; evoking a sense of action and reaction, of creating involuntary movement by inciting electrical impulses. Ásgerður graduated with a BA in art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2016, and went on to exhibit her work in Iceland and abroad. This show is part of the museum’s D46 series, in which influential emerging artists are invited to hold their first solo exhibition in a public museum. JP

Indigenous Film Focus on Sámi National Day

  • Sunday February 6th at 1600
  • The Nordic House
  • More information here

The Nordic House is celebrating Sámi National day on February 6th by screening a selection of films in collaboration with the International Sámi Film Institute. The afternoon will start with short films, followed by a screening of ‘Eatnameamet—Our Silent Struggle’, directed by indigenous filmmaker Siv West. The films shed light on the Sámi people’s long fought battle against assimilation, colonisation and eradication. JG

Reykjavík Ramen Champion 2022

  • Sunday February 6th from 1200
  • Ramen Momo
  • More information here

Ramen! You love it! But could you eat a whole kilogramme of it? Visit Ramen Momo on the 6th of February and order the ‘Giant Ramen’ to find out. The fastest eater at the end of the day will be crowned Reykjavík’s Ramen Champion, and you’d better believe that’s a title we want. JG

That annual international day of hearts, flowers and chocolates is fast approaching! We know how hard it is to decide which of our lovely Iceland-themed shop items to buy your amour this Valentine’s Day, so we’ve done the choosing for you.

Have a look at the splendid little collection of goodies in our new Valentine’s Day box here. Please note that you’ll need to order before 7th February for delivery before 14th February.

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