Sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson and Art in Public Space
Seminar taking place in the Nordic House Reykjavík
October 18th 2003
9:00-9:20 Gro Kraft Director of the Nordic House in Iceland
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir former President of Iceland
  Historical Background and Contextualization
9:20-9:50 Sculpture in public space in Denmark, 1920 - 1945
Charlotte Christensen art historian, Denmark
9:50-10:20 Ólafsson's granite sculptures on Vejle Town Hall Square
Lise Funder art historian, Denmark
10:40-11:10 Monuments to Men of Note. Statues in Reykjavík public spaces, 1875-1945
Júlíana Gottskálksdóttir art historian, director of the Einar Jónsson Museum, Iceland
11:10-11:40 A three-fold correlation
Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson art historian, director of the Museum of Design, Iceland
11:40-12:10 Sigurjón Ólafsson's collaboration with Icelandic architects 1945 - 1982
Pétur H. Ármannsson architect, director of the architectural department, Reykjavík Art Museum
  Art in Public Space in a New Century
13:30-14:00 Food for thought, public art in the contemporary urban space
Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir art historian, free-lance curator, Paris
14:00-14:30 Your Daily Art
Pipilotti Rist, Zürich
14:30-14:45 Kristinn E. Hrafnsson: Artist's view
14:45-15:00 Anna Líndal: Artist's view
15:00-15:30 - coffee break -
15:30-15:45 Helgi Gíslason: Artist's view
15:45-16:00 Jóhannes Þórðarson:Architect's view
16:00-17:00 Panel discussion:
Representatives from three Nordic Public Buildings Art Funds; Susanne Eriksson (Sweden), Vivian Moen (Norway), Sveinbjörn Hjálmarsson (Iceland), architect Jóhannes Þórðarson and professor Anna Líndal.
Chairman: Þorgeir Ólafsson, head of department of the Ministry of Culture, Iceland.

Private view of poster exhibition
Ólafsson's Sculptures in Public Space
Refreshments courtesy of the Nordic House.

Organizer: Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum, Reykjavík, in cooperation with the Nordic House and the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Executive committee: Birgitta Spur, Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, Pétur H. Ármannsson and Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson.