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Dutch collector Fu Ruide receiving a gift from Akureyri Art Museum director Hannes Sigurđsson
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FIRE AND ICE
by Ben Davis



If you haven’t thought too much about the cultural life of Iceland, that’s probably because the entire population of the island nation -- about 312,000 souls in all -- makes it about half the size of my hometown of Seattle. Reykjavik, the country’s clean, modern capital on the southwest coast, is roughly comparable in size to Tacoma, Seattle’s more obscure neighbor.

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