TRACEY EMIN / EDVARD MUNCH
• THE LONELINESS OF THE SOUL
In her first major Nordic exhibition, British artist Tracey Emin shows how Edvard Munch has influenced and shaped her work over several decades.
This new journey through the art of Edvard Munch enables guests to experience famous works such as The Scream and Madonna, as well as unknown major pieces, while getting unexpected insights into Munch’s diverse artistic career.
Visitors can experience some of the largest paintings ever created by Edvard Munch, in a dedicated double-height space.
They’re invited to take an inside look at Munch’s creative process for this first major project for a public space, showing how he succeeded in realising these works through a combination of energy, resourcefulness and persistence. Major work, The Sun, is persented as a new departure in Munch’s career, symbolising the power and ingenuity of life, and as a work that encompasses a number of narratives linked to the natural sciences, religion and the birth of the universe.
This exhibition seeks to reveal more about Edvard Munch via an interactive museum experience.
Munch spent the last 30 years of his life at Ekely, his villa just outside Oslo. The house was demolished in 1960, but in this exhibition the museum has reconstructed his home via a multimedia installation that uses light, sound and moving images to tell stories from his life.
Visitors gain insights into Munch’s private life, memory and ideas. A specially-designed exhibition wall enables visitors to come close to things he used in his everyday life.