Art Vent

Letting the Fresh Air In


May 2, 2010 - 4:10pm -- Carol Diehl

All images: Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon, 2010.

Thanks to reader, Sid Garrison, for linking me with Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon and these incredible photos. Goddur, as he is called, is a professor at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, as is my former SVA grad student, Hulda Stefánsdóttir. Hulda and Sigur Ros were responsible for my original interest in Iceland, and I’m grateful to Olafur Eliasson and Art in America for getting me there for my first visit in 2004.

Also Hulda sent me this link to a live feed from the volcano.


The volcano erupted two days before we were to leave on a three week vacation to Italy. The flight was canceled, so we had to get refunds for all the hotels, trains, and museums we booked ahead of time. I think we got everything but about $150 back. We're rebooking our trip in October, and we will be keeping an eye on the volcano's little sister.

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