Centre Pompidou, Paris

F-75004 Paris

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Edvard Munch was entirely “modern”: such is the argument of this exhibition of almost one hundred and forty of his works. Including some 60 paintings, 30 works on paper and 50 vintage photographs, as well as a number of films and one of the artist’s very rare sculptures, “Edvard Munch, l’oeil moderne” throws new light on the work of this celebrated Norwegian painter (1863-1944), showing how his interest in all the forms of representation of his time nourished his inspiration and profoundly shaped his art. Displayed in twelve rooms and organised around nine themes, the exhibition presents an uncommonly rich and comprehensive selection of major paintings and works on paper, alongside Munch’s experiments with photography and film. The artist’s experience of cinema, his reading of the illustrated press and his work for the new chamber theatre all contributed to his development of a new spatial relation between viewer and motif.

The exhibition will subsequently travel to the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (9 February - 13 May 2012) and Tate Modern, London (28 June - 12 October 2012).

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Edvard Munch, L´Oeil Moderne
Kuratoren: Angela Lampe, Clement Cheroux

21.09.11 - 09.01.12 Centre Pompidou, Paris
09.02.12 - 13.05.12 Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
28.06.12 - 12.10.12 Tate Modern, London