Exhibitions Norway

We want to make Munch more contemporary and international

Norway will also organise international conference this year on artist’s work

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway at the opening of the Munch exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle

The Munch Museum in Oslo, the city and Norway’s ministry of culture and ministry of foreign affairs hope to see works by the artist on show abroad. Kjersti Stenseng, a political adviser at the Norwegian ministry of culture, says: “There is huge potential in conveying Munch to large parts of the world, besides others using [him and his works] internationally as a door opener for Norwegian contemporary artists.”

The partners are looking to repeat the success of exhibitions such as “Edvard Munch: the Modern Eye”, which travelled from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle in February (until 13 March). Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, a popular figure in Germany, was among the guests of honour at the opening.

Stein Olav Henrichsen, the director of the Munch Museum, says: “It is not only about having more exhibitions with Munch abroad, but also involving international scholars more. Starting this year, we will arrange a recurrent Munch conference with international participants.”

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