What is it about Edvard Munch's paintings that continues to fascinate new generations, more than 70 years after his death? Throughout his career, Munch created paintings that still are considered to be vital and radical. He experimented with painting from when he first decided to become an artist at the age of 17 and until he, aged 80, painted Self-Portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed. This artwork has given it's title to an exhibition that provides a concentrated look at the painterly elements of some of his most renowned works. The exhibition arrives at the Munch Museum after having been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
In this seminar, international art historians and curators will give us insight into what it is about Munch's paintings that continues to move us, and how he explored the possibilities within the art form to portray the inner workings of the human psyche.
Patricia G. Berman is a Professor at Wellesley College in the US, teaching courses on modern and contemporary art, the history of photography, and propaganda studies. She has contributed the essay The Business of Being Edvard Munch to the current exhibition catalogue. Berman has been the facilitator of the Munch, Modernism, and Modernity research group and served as a Professor II at the University of Oslo. She has written extensively about Munch's self portraits and is completing an article on Munch's Self Portrait with the Spanish Flu, the topic of her paper here.
Allison Morehead is associate professor at Queens University in Canada, specializing in modern European art. She has contributed an article to the exhibition catalogue, titled The Untimely Face of Munch.
Jon-Ove Steihaug is Director of Exhibitions and Collection at the Munch Museum, and one of the curators of Edvard Munch. Between the Clock and the Bed.
The seminar will be held in English. Limited tickets available.
Opening remarks by Nikita Mathias, research and project coordinator at the Munch Museum
Allison Morehead: Untimely Painter
Patricia Berman: Identity Tourism and the Painted Surface
Jon-Ove Steihaug: The Painterly Work of Munch
Discussion between Allison Morehead, Patricia Berman og Jon-Ove Steihaug
The contemporary, young Norwegian jazz scene is extremely vibrant. Through this concert series, the Munch Museum turns the spotlight towards a new generation of musicians who not only breaks through genre barriers, but also looks back through music history by drawing inspiration from the avant garde jazz of the 1960's and 70's.
Neste Planet have released two EP's, both centered around the same narattive. At the Munch Museum, they will perform both EP's cronologically, their songs connected by ambient music referencing Knut Riisnæs' Flukt.
Program: All night: The exhibition Edvard Munch. Between the Clock and the Bed is open until 9 pm. 7–11 pm: DJ set by Espen Horne and Øyvind Skjerven Larsen, mainly focusing on jazz from older releases by Odin Records. 9–10: Concert by Neste Planet
CC: 150,-. The ticket gives you access both to the concert and the exhibition. You can buy tickets in advance or at the door.
Musicians: Lead vocals: Jonas Grieg Keys: Arthur Kay Piene Drums: Bendik HK Bass: Magnus Falkenberg
This concert series is curated by Espen Horne of the Bobby Hughes Experience and Jassbox, and takes place in the museum's concert hall.
With her new project, The Feedback Loop, artist and filmmaker Sara Eliassen explores how screen culture shapes our concept of reality. As part of the project, she breaks through the constant stream of images and advertisements that meets people passing by the transport hub of Oslo S and Jernbanetorget, with a new video artwork.
Eliassen uses the film Symphonie des Nordens (1938) as a starting point for the video clips. What happens when a girl from 1938 meets the eyes of a young boy in modern Oslo? The multi-channel video artwork is presented on screens both inside and outside of Oslo S, and every clip is filmed in front of the screen it is shown on.
What are your true colours? Is your face green with jealousy and covered in feathers, or blue with melancholy, like a plastic recycleables bag? Use simple materials and your own imagination to design your own mask in the garden at Ekely.
Jennie Bringaker demonstrates how to use objects like buttons, tape, stockings and plastic bags to create strange, funny or scary masks. Perhaps there are hidden treasures in your cabinets or drawers that can be affixed to your new face? The masks can be used to play with or as a fashion accessory. You can hide behind it, or maybe use it to show the world who you really are.
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a lovely Sunday in Edvard Munch's garden!
Enjoy a quick presentation of Edvard Munch. Between the Clock and the Bed before you enter the exhibition. During a 20 minute session we will present themes from the exhibition and the artworks on display. After the presentation, a museum professional will be available for questions in the exhibition halls until 2 pm.
Munchmuseet on the Move is delighted to present TROLLKREM IMPORT, a performance programme in five parts, conceived by Trollkrem. The five evenings will take place along Oslo’s Grønland neighbourhood. Unusual venues and a variety of acclaimed artists create a unique and unmissable tour of performance art in Oslo’s east end.
Kunsthall Oslo and the Munch Museum invites you to attend free printmaking workshops throughout the summer. Learn more about Andy Warhol and Edvard Munch, and make your own copies of Warhol's versions of some of Munchs most famous prints! Making prints is both easy and fun, and does not require any previous experience with the art form. The workshops are lead by experienced teachers who are also visual artists.