February 16, 2005 - Moderna Museet - Munch by Himself
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February 16, 2005

Munch by Himself

Edvard Munch, Self-portrait in Hell, 1903, Munch-museet, Oslo © Munch-museet/Munch-Ellingsen Gruppen/BUS 2005

Munch by Himself
19 February – 15 May, 2005

Moderna Museet
Skeppsholmen,Stockholm
T +46 8 5195 5289
info [​at​] modernamuseet.se

www.modernamuseet.se

On 19 February, Moderna Museet in Stockholm will open Munch by Himself, a unique exhibition featuring the Norwegian artist’s self-portraits. Never before have so many of Munch’s self-portraits been brought together in one show.

The self-portraits run like a red thread through Edvard Munch’s (1863-1944) oeuvre. Hardly any other artist has portrayed himself so ruthlessly and exposed himself as Munch does in his self-portraits that centre on issues of identity, exploring his role as artist and human being in society and focusing on his relationship to life, love and death.

The exhibition is produced by Moderna Museet and will move on to the Munch Museum in Oslo, 11 June – 28 August, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 15 September – 11 December.

A richly illustrated catalogue written by the exhibition curator, Iris Muller-Westermann, will be available for the exhibition, 208 pages and some 160 colour pictures.

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