Villa Reykjavík was another incarnation of the idea of a meeting coined by Raster Gallery in the summer of 2006 in Warsaw. Ten galleries (Foksal Foundation Gallery, gb agency, Hotel, Daniel Hug, Ibid Projects, Jan Mot, Galeria Plan b, Raster, galleries Joeclyn Wolff and Zero) had met then in an abandoned villa in the city center, a house owned by the eccentric amateur artist, Antoni Moniuszko. Hidden behind wild shrubbery, the building was changed into an extraordinary exhibition space. The few days of the project were filled with performances, spectacles, or contemporary dance presentations, while the evenings were busy with the mingling crowds of art professionals and art lovers. We found analogies with the capital of Iceland – with its the seemingly peripheral character but also a great potential. The apparent distance of Reykjavík from the art centres of Europe ensured conditions which were perfect for a meeting, without the quotidian gallery work routine. But this is not the only advantage – we had a chance to get better acquainted with the local art and music scene.