Monday, July 22, 2024

‘Icepick’ Comes To Urbis in May


Icepick: A single perspective of street art from Reykjavik

9 May – 13 August at URBIS, Manchester

Given that the island nation of Iceland is home to only a quarter of a million people, the vibrancy of its street art scene is astounding.
Thordis Claessen spent several years documenting the scene photographically and then designed and illustrated a brilliant book about the art, music and politics of the capital Reykjavik and its surrounding areas.
The Icelandic street art featured in Icepick covers a wide range of themes and subject matter from traditional Icelandic icons to sheep, Vikings, fantastic gothic creations dreamt up during long Icelandic nights and colorful graffiti pieces that evoke the New York street art scene.
URBIS and queerupnorth are proud to present the exhibition of work that forms the basis for the book.