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TOWARDS THE FOREST - KNAUSGÅRD ON MUNCH - Munchmuseet, Oslo


Experience Edvard Munch as seen through the eyes of Karl Ove Knausgård. Knausgård is curating this summer’s exhibition, which will feature many paintings, graphic prints and sculptures that have never been exhibited previously. The exhibition takes the form of a journey from light and harmony through darkness and chaos - returning finally to a controllable reality.

Karl Ove Knausgård‘s aim with the exhibition is to emphasise key sides of Munch’s artistry without being bound by biography or chronology: “I want to exhibit unknown pictures on the premise that I believe it is possible for us to experience Munch as if viewing him for the first time as that he was: a painter who never found inner calm, and who never became stale.”

The exhibition will include more than 100 paintings and 30 graphic works, many of which are being brought out of storage for the first time. Knausgård’s objective is to foster moods and tones that will be picked up by visitors as they move between the halls. The exhibition begins in the outer world in a room filled with light and sun with motifs of people in parks and gardens. In the next section, the people gradually disappear from the motifs. Knausgård explains: “The empty landscapes left behind are ambivalent spaces - the loneliness within the deserted landscapes meets the force and wildness of nature. For Munch, the forest was not only a place where something ended, but it was also a place where something began.”

Read more about the exhibition here

The ticket is valid for one entrance on the date it was purchased for.
Exhibition period: 6.May - 8.Ocktober 2017

OPENING HOURS:
Open daily 10 - 17
Late Night 25.5, 31.8, 28.9 : kl. 10 - 21

Free admission for children under the age of 18
Groups of more than 25 people and/or questions about the guided tours: contact booking@munchmuseet.no
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Access for wheelchairs

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