Listasafn Islands

Snøhetta – architecture, landscape, interior

14 January – 4 March 2012


The international recognition that the architecture firm Snøhetta has received is quite unique in a Norwegian context. The firm has won two open, international competitions: Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Oslo’s new Opera House, which have become landmarks in their countries. On the firm‘s 20th anniversary in 2009 a major exhibition opened in Oslo’s new National Museum – Architecture. This exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir displays highlights from the original exhibition. The exhibition is made up of eight units which present the firm and its work in a varied and a vivid way.

The exhibition has been commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is produced by Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in close collaboration with Snøhetta.

Curated by Eva E. Madshus, Senior Curator at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.


Sunday 15 January 3 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Snøhetta
Symposium held in relation to the exhibition of Snøhetta. Curator, Eva Madshus discusses Norwegian contemporary architecture, Tarald Lundvall, director of Snøhetta introduces chosen projects; and further discussions on Norwegian influences on Icelandic architecture. Participants in panel are Icelandic architects Ólöf Örvarsdóttir and Baldur Ó. Svavarsson. Takes place in English.

VimeoVideo from the symposium can be viewed here.

Sunday 26 February 3 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Snøhetta
Gallery talk with violinist Hans Jóhannsson.


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.55.2015