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Edvard Munch and / in Modernism


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM (CEST)

Edvard Munch and / in Modernism

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Conference fee regular Ended kr500.00 kr0.00
Conference fee student Ended kr300.00 kr0.00
Post conference tour Ended kr550.00 kr0.00

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”Edvard Munch and/in Modernism”
(May be subject to change)

Wednesday 18 September

University of Oslo Festival Hall (Aula), Domus Media, Karl Johans Gate

12.00 – 14.00 Registration and information

14. 00 Welcome from Camilla Serck-Hanssen, Acting Vice-Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

14.10–15.15 ”Who is or was Edvard Munch?”
Keynote Address by Professor Reinhold Heller, University of Chicago (emeritus), Chicago, (US).
Introduction: Øivind Storm Bjerke, professor, University of Oslo

15.15 – 15.30 Guided tour of Munch’s paintings in the University Aula
Ulla Uberg, University Art Collections, University of Oslo

15.45 – 17.00 National Gallery
Welcome from Audun Eckhoff, Director, National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design. Guided Tour of Part I of the exhibition ”Munch 150”.

17.30 – 19.15 Munch Museum
Welcome from Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director, Munch Museum.
Guided tour of Part II of the exhibition ”Munch 150” .

19.45 – 21.00 Freia Chocolate Factory
Guided tour of Munch’s paintings in the Freia factory commissary

Thursday 19 September

Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29

8.45 – 9.15 Registration: Coffee provided

9.15 – 10.30 “Modernism, Difference and Non-Belonging”
Keynote Address by Professor Francis Frascina, Keele University (UK), followed by discussion.
Introduction and facilitator: Jon-Ove Steihaug, Munch Museum

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45–12.15 Expression, Materiality, Identity

Lidia Gluchowska: “Edvard Munch’s work as An Inspiration of the Proto-Expressionist Art
Theory and its Reception in Germany, Czechia, Poland and Central Europe”
Allison Morehead: “Munch, Madness, and the Parisian Psychiatric Avant-Garde”
Maite van Dijk: “The Critical Reception of Edvard Munch at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris (1896 and 1897): Motifs and Materiality”

12.15–13.15 Lunch Break

13.15–14.45 Perception, Representation, Abstraction

Øystein Ustvedt: “Munch’s Renewal 1900-1910 and Early Modernist Painting”
Jay Clarke: “Munch and the Modern Landscape”
Hans-Martin Flaatten: “Edvard Munch’s Landscape: Perception, Abstraction and Symbols”

14.45–15.00 Coffee Break

15.00–16.00 Space and Visual Narrative
Chair: Signe Endresen, University of Oslo

Wenche Volle: “Edvard Munch and the Genesis of the Modern Concept of Space”
Elin Kittelsen: “Myth of 1910. Rereading Alfa and Omega”

19.00. Dansens Hus, Møllerveien 2
Dance performance of ”Omega and the Deer”


Friday 20 September

Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29

9.15–10.30 “Writing Picasso, Rethinking Munch: Artists, Writers, and the Word of
Modern Art”
Keynote Address by Dr. Susan Greenberg Fisher, The Renee & Chaim Gross
Foundation, New York (US), followed by discussion.
Introduction and facilitator: Mai Britt Guleng, National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break

10.45–12.15 Painterly Process and Authenticity
Chair: Patricia G. Berman, Wellesley College / University of Oslo

Caitlin Haskell: “Edvard Munch: Between Face and Artiface”
Mille Stein: “Edvard Munch and “The Kill-or-Cure Treatment” as a Modernistic
Øystein Sjåstad: ”Edvard Munch’s Creative Vitalism”

12.15–13.15 Lunch Break

13.15–14.45 Optic and Haptic

Clarence Sheffield: “The Unsung Role of Sculpture in Edvard Munch’s Creative Process and
Public Persona”
Sari Kuuva: “Munch and Modern Emotions”
Jill Lloyd: “Edvard Munch and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Cameras and Mirrors as Expressionist

14.45–15.00 Coffee Break

15.00–16.30 Responses and Reactions
Chair: Reva Wolf, State University of New York at New Paltz (US)

Elizabeth Prelinger: “Munch, Modernity, and ‘Degenerate Art’ “
Kari J. Brandtzæg: “In the Shadow of Edvard Munch – The Troubling Legacy of
Expressionism in Norwegian Modernism”
John Ravenal: “Between the Clock and the Bed: Edvard Munch and Jasper Johns”

16.30.-16.45 Summary and Concluding Remarks by Professor Tina Yarborough, Georgia
College in Milledgeville, Georgia (US)

16.45. Thanks and Instructions, Birgitte Sauge, National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design

19.00. Oslo City Hall
Guided Tour of the Oslo City Hall Murals, professor Patricia Berman, Wellesley College (US) and the University of Oslo

Saturday 21 September

Post conference tour to Åsgårdstrand (guided tour and lunch), separate fee

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