Listasafn Islands

Hans Johannsson on Snøhetta. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 26. February, 3 p.m.

Classical violin maker Hans Johannsson introduces his own participation and projects with the architectural firm Snøhetta.  In 2007 he developed a prototype of a new stringed instrument in collaborationwith artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Andreas Eggertsen (Snohetta). The prototype was than played at one of a series of experimental events held in the temporary pavilion designed by Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen (Snohetta), at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

Serpentine Gallery, London, 2007.

Serpentine Gallery, London, 2007.


The 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.

The event will take place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 02.41.2015