Edvard Munch: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Edvard Munch: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography


Internationally celebrated for his paintings, prints, and watercolors, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs. This exhibition of photographs, films, and a small selection of prints by Edvard Munch emphasizes the artist’s experimentalism, examining his exploration of the camera as an expressive medium. By probing and exploiting the dynamics of “faulty” practice, such as distortion, blurred motion, eccentric camera angles, and other photographic “mistakes,” Munch photographed himself and his immediate environment in ways that rendered them poetic. In both still images and in his few forays with a hand-held moving-picture camera, Munch not only archived images, but invented them.

Edvard Munch
The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography
November 21, 2017 – April 7, 2018

Scandinavia House
58 Park Ave New York, NY 10016
www.scandinaviahouse.org

‘Self-Portrait à la Marat’ (1908-09) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Self-Portrait à la Marat’ (1908-09) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

'Self-Portrait at the Breakfast Table' (1908-1909) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Self-Portrait at the Breakfast Table’ (1908-1909) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

'Self-Portrait in Profile Indoors' (ca. 1904) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Self-Portrait in Profile Indoors’ (ca. 1904) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

'Ludvig Ravensberg' © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Ludvig Ravensberg’ © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

'Munch’s Dog ‘Fips’' (1930) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Munch’s Dog ‘Fips’’ (1930) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

'Munch’s Housekeeper at Ekely' (1927) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Munch’s Housekeeper at Ekely’ (1927) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

'Self-Portrait with Housekeeper' (1907) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum

‘Self-Portrait with Housekeeper’ (1907) © Edvard Munch/Munch Museum


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