Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days in New York
Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days in New York
From April to July 2024, Scandinavia House: The Nordic Centre in America is rolling out the red carpet for a mesmerising showcase of Faroese arts and culture during Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days.

Fog Swept Islands

The celebration aims to display Faroese arts and culture at a diverse array of events including literature talks, lectures, film screenings, design and art exhibitions, gastronomic experiences, and a knitting workshop.

The event is organised in collaboration with the Faroese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, and national institutions such as FarLit, Faroe Islands Music Export, the University of the Faroe Islands, the Faroese Film Institute, and a group of Faroese designers.

The Faroe Islands Culture Days kick off on April 9 with a concert by the incredible Eivør, winner of the prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize 2021. The evening features an exclusive reception hosted by H.E. Høgni Hoydal, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Industry, and Trade.

On April 13, Sirið Stenberg, Minister for Culture of the Faroe Islands, will officially open the art exhibition Fog Swept Cargo: Art from the Faroe Islands.

Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days follows the success of 'Faroese Culture Days in Paris: Un éclat de soleil' in 2022, promising an experience that will leave a lasting impression.

The events:

Fog Swept Cargo: Art from the Faroe Islands (Exhibition)

April 13 – July 6 2024

Fog Swept Cargo: Art from the Faroe Islands brings the striking diversity of the Faroe Islands’

The exhibition brings a striking diversity of the Faroe Islands’ contemporary visual art scene to New York with works by Hansina Iversen, Rannvá Kunoy, Tóroddur Poulsen, Hanni Bjartalíð, Randi Samsonsen, Alda Mohr Eyðunardóttir, Jóhan Martin Christiansen and Steinprent studios.  The exhibition is curated by Kinna Poulsen.

Fog Swept Cargo Opening Celebration and Heartist (Artist Panel Film Screening and Discussion)

April 13 – 1:00-4:14 PM

On April 13,  join us for an Opening Celebration of Fog Swept Cargo featuring a panel discussion with artists Hansina Iversen, Randi Samsonsen, Jóhan Martin Christiansen, Alda Mohr Eyðunardóttir, moderated by curator Kinna Poulsen; a screening of the film Heartist exploring the life and work of artist Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir; followed by a film panel with directors Marianna Mørkøre & Beinta á Torkilsheyggi and producers Jón Hammer & Rógvi Rasmussen.

The Faroe Islands & the Artificiation of the North (with Bergur Djurhuus Hansen)

April 16 – 7 PM

Join us for a lecture exploring present and future changes in Faroese society, with a focus on current events in the Arctic region, with Bergur Djurhuus Hansen.

Literature from the Faroe Islands (Author and Translator Talks)

April 17 – 7 PM

Join us for a Faroese literary event highlighting poetry, children’s books, and the importance of translation!

Faroese Design, Wool & Knitting w/ Isabella Rossellini, Sissal Kristiansen, Jóhanna av Steinum & òli Kristian á Torkilsheyggi (Screening & Panel)

April 20 – 11 AM

See a screening of the short documentary The Wool Islands (dir. Beinta á Torkilsheyggi and Marianna Mørkøre, 16 min.), followed by a panel with Sissal Kristiansen (Shisa Brand and The Wool Islands initiator), Jóhanna av Steinum (Steinum), and Óli Kristian á Torkilsheyggi (Navia), moderated by actress, model, and sheep owner Isabella Rossellini.

Faroese Knitwear Showcase & Drop-in Meet & Greet

April 20 – 1-5 PM & April 21 – 12-2 PM

Join us for an opportunity to meet the designers, talk wool, knit, tradition, design vision and sustainable fashion. (Free for all other weekend event ticketholders and ASF Members.)

Faroese Knitting Workshop

April 21 – 10 AM-1PM & 2-5 PM

Join us for a three-hour workshop led by renowned Faroese knitter Sára Mrdalo, the head knitter at Navia! This program will explore the rich tradition of Faroese knitting, teaching participants new techniques and different pattern-work such as lace, structure, cable knit, and two-coloured patterns.


The schedule is subject to change. For a detailed, regularly updated schedule of events, and further information, visit: