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Between Art and Mass Communication: Edvard Munch and Printmaking
In 2013, the year of Edvard Munch’s 150th birthday, the Munch Museum will host an anniversary exhibition which is dedicated to Munch’s vast oeuvre of works on paper («Munch on Paper», opening 1st November 2013). Central to this exhibition is Munch’s activity as a printmaker: Beside presenting key images and their various techniques, the exhibition will also address Munch’s exploitation of printmaking as a medium of mass communication, touching, for example, on the concept of print portfolios such as «The Mirror.» It will also examine the instrumentalisation of the print market through Munch’s exhibition policy of prints, as well as his network of print collectors and dealers.
The aim of this conference is to investigate these important ideas in depth and to evaluate Munch’s achievement in the area of printmaking from various angles. Besides technical and object-based enquiries, we specifically seek contributions that place Munch and printmaking in broader contexts such as:
- Mass media and mass distribution;
- Reproduction and repetition;
- Audience and reception;
- Social criticism;
- The art market;
- The culture and practice of print workshops.
The conference is organized by the Munch Museum, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and the University of Oslo.
See the full conference program here. The registration fee includes lunch and entrance to the exhibition «Munch on paper».
Contact: Pat Berman, firstname.lastname@example.org.