Guðjón Samúelsson Architect – Man and Music

Sunday November 10th at 5:15 p.m., there will be a special programme at Hafnarborg, in connection with the exhibition Guðjón Samúelsson Architect, which is now open, on the occasion of the centennial of Guðjón‘s graduation, with a degree in architecture, in 1919 and his following appointment as State Architect in 1920. The programme will be led by Guðni Tómasson, broadcaster, with the aim of shedding light on Guðjón, the man himself, and his musical interests. Samples of music will be played and Antonía Hevesi, pianist, will perform selected songs from Guðjón‘s notebooks. Guðni will also talk with Pétur H. Ármannsson, architect and one of the exhibition‘s curators.

The exhibition focuses on Guðjón‘s vision, stylistic progression and probable influences. Drawings, photographs and models of the architect‘s buildings are on exhibition, as well as proposals that were never realised and things from Guðjón‘s personal property. The curators of the exhibition are Ágústa Kristófersdóttir, Director of Hafnarborg, and Pétur H. Ármannsson, architect, who has done extensive research on the architecture of Guðjón Samúelsson. The exhibition is a collaboration with the National Museum of Iceland and the National Archives of Iceland, both of which were very generous in granting access to their collections. The exhibition is produced with the support of the Museum Fund of Iceland.

Free entry and everyone is welcome.