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4. March - 16. April

Einar Falur Ingólfsson Sanctuary - Akureyri Art Museum

Einar Falur Ingólfsson Sanctuary Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús, March 4ᵗʰ - April 16ᵗʰ The exhibition Sanctuary consists of a selection of photographs from four interrelated series, which Einar Falur Ingólfsson (born 1966) has been working on during the last decade. The Swiss curator Christoph Kern selected the pieces for this exhibition from the series Sanctuary, Shelter, Reykjanes Motorway and Historical Sites. In these series Einar Falur addresses man and Icelandic nature; nature’s forces, man’s attempt to exist within and along with nature, adjust it to meet his needs, defend himself against it, but also take refuge in it. The photos are all shot with 4 x 5-inch sheet film. Einar Falur’s photographs have, during the past few years, been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Iceland, Europe and the USA. Einar Falur holds a BA degree in literature from the University of Iceland and a MFA degree in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He works as a visual artist, writer and journalist.

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Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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