12 - 13 May
The Singing Fish pop-up, 119 N 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Taste of Iceland New York
The Singing Fish Circus
Mengi, Tunglið Publishing, & Icelandic Art Center present a two-day festival of music, books, art, performances, and poetry, bringing a taste of Reykjavík’s vibrant art scene to New York.
A cultural cocktail from Iceland
The Singing Fish Circus will host an eclectic "pop-up" event with prominent members of Iceland's arts & cultural scene. It will be a cocktail of experimental music, performance art, visual art, jazz, pop, singer/songwriters, spoken word, poetry, sing-alongs, maybe a book burning, and DJs that only play 78 rpm records.
The Singing Fish Circus events will be at 119 N 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
The Singing Fish schedule
May 12 5:00-7:30 PM
The Singing Fish Circus art opening reception
May 12 7:30-10:30 PM
The Singing Fish Circus concert
May 13 1:00-10:00 PM
The Singing Fish Circus art exhibition
May 13 8:00-10:30 PM
Tunglið Publishing "Moon-night"
Two days of extraordinary events with The Singing Fish Circus
Friday, May 12
The Singing Fish Circus art opening reception, 5-7:30 PM
The art exhibition will feature the contents of the Art Crate. The trunk full of art is a self-sufficient art exhibition that showcases works by established and emerging Icelandic artists. The crate will include works by Arnar Ásgeirsson (b. 1982), Emma Heiðarsdóttir (b. 1990), Fritz Hendrik IV (b. 1993), Melanie Ubaldo (b. 1992), Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (b. 1984), Una Björg Magnúsdóttir (b. 1990), and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (b.1980). Hildigunnur will represent Iceland at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2024. The Art Crate will be on tour for two years after its New York stop. Look for the exhibition on the road in Amsterdam, Helsinki, Tokyo, Oslo, and Paris. The Icelandic Art Center initiated the project, and H.K.Rannversson, an independent curator and writer based in Reykjavik, is curating the event.
The Singing Fish Circus concert, 7:30-10:30 PM
Both Mengi and Tunglið are celebrating their tenth anniversary. Therefore a party is in order, and there is an open invitation for all. After all, a tenth anniversary is ideal for branching out, putting on a bow tie, singing aloud to the world, and hosting a concert. The concert will feature up-and-coming Icelandic artists as well as mainstays. The show will include Kristín Valtýsdóttir (Kría Brekkan), Bára Gísladóttir, Benni Hemm Hemm, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Páll Ivan frá Eiðum, Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, Guðmundur Arnalds, ASALAUS.
Saturday, May 13
The Singing Fish Circus art exhibition, 1-10 PM
Come and check out the contents of the Art Crate before it is boxed up and shipped out. The Singing Fish exhibition will be open to the public from 1:00 to 10:30 PM, so don't miss your chance to see these artists.
Tunglið Publishing "Moon-night," 8-10:30 PM
Tunglið Publishing eagerly awaits hosting one of its "Moon-nights" in New York. For the occasion, Tunglið will publish new books by Anne Carson, Ásta Fanney, and Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson in a limited run of 69 copies each and only available during this special evening. Songs will be sung, books read, and poetry recited, all lit by the moon's pale light.
These events are on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free, and there is ample parking.
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