Moonrise. Marlene Dumas & Edvard Munch provides a unique opportunity to experience works by two of the world’s most prominent artists. In the process of curating the exhibition, Dumas has studied hundreds of paintings, prints and drawings in the Munch Museum’s collection. The selection of her own works for this exhibition are mainly from private collection, and rarely shown publicly.
The exhibition also contains selected works by Dumas’ colleague, Dutch artist René Daniëls. These three artists share a similar approach to painting and drawing, recognizing the importance of the transparent brushstroke and the unpainted canvas. According to Dumas, “René Daniëls taught me how to see Munch”. Through this exhibition, she gives us an opportunity to experience Munch the way she sees him as a painter.