Hallgrímur's Magnificent 7%
Ten years on, I'm still learning. It has been hard to explain to my friends my obsession, but Hallgrímur expresses an eloquent case for The Arts, not only in Iceland, but for all humanity in his essay The Magnificent 7% in the Reykjavík Grapevine. A great, great summation of why Icelandic art and culture has become so important in the last thirty years. My impressions are, of course, shaped by a limited experience. But Hallgrímur's Grapevine piece really gives an excellent overview to a vibrant scene, and why The Arts so are important, not just in Iceland, but to everyone.