Samlinger og forskning

New Visions: Edvard Munch and Modern Media Culture

The conference is organised by the University of Oslo, Munch Museum and National Museum, and will take place on November 30th - December 1st. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 20th of September.

Edvard Munch, Hjemvendende arbeidere (1920)
© Nasjonalmuseet / Munch-museet / Munch-Ellingsen-gruppen / BONO 2010.
Foto: Jacques Lathion / Nasjonalmuseet

The exhibition “Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye,” organized by the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2011, has been a popular success and, in its travels to Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and the Tate Modern, London, has garnered additional popular and critical attention. The exhibition will open in late autumn in Oslo at the Munch Museum. “Munch and the Modern Eye” examines Munch’s interest in photography, film, and modern stage design, among other visual phenomena of the nineteenth- and twentieth centuries. This symposium, accompanying the exhibition, explores the artist’s relationship with modern media cultures (visual and print), new technologies of vision, new entertainments, and new spatio-temporal experiences brought about by cinema, tourism, and telegraphy. While Edvard Munch and his work form the fulcrum for the symposium, we also invite researchers in relevant areas of investigation into media history, art and technology between 1880 and 1940.

Submission of abstracts

Please provide:

  • an abstract of maximum 300 words summarizing your argument; 
  • your full contact information; 
  • a brief (one paragraph) academic resume. 

Papers will be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by discussion. This symposium is sponsored by the “Munch and Modernity” research network at the University of Oslo, Munch Museum, and National Museum, Oslo. Contributions should be sent to research advisor Zhanna Saidenova no later than September 20, 2012. You will be notified by September 30 of your acceptance.