Listasafn Islands

Symposium – Snøhetta and contemporary architecture. Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 15 January 3 – 5 p.m.

Eva Madshus

The symposium is set to discuss contemporary architecture in relation to relation to the exhibition of the architecture firm Snøhetta at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir. Curator, Eva Madshus will discuss Norwegian contemporary architecture and Tarald Lundvall, director of Snøhetta introduces selected projects of Snøhetta. Further discussions on Norwegian influences on Icelandic architecture will take place though panel disscussion with the participation of Icelandic architects Ólöf Örvarsdóttir and Baldur Ó. Svavarsson.

Tarald LundalThe international recognition that 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.


15:00 Introductions
15:10 Norwegian contemporary architecture
Eva E. Madshus, Senior Curator at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
15:30 Snøhetta
Tarald Lundvall, director of Snøhetta.


16:20 Panel Discussions

- Eva E. Madshus, Senior Curator at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
- Tarald Lundvall, director of Snøhetta.
- Ólöf Örvarsdóttir, architect and Director at City Planning Office, Reykjavik.
- Baldur Ó. Svavarsson, architect at Úti & inni.
- Moderator: Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir, program manager at Reykjavik Art Museum.

The event takes place in English. Information on admission:

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