Jorn and Munch never met. However, after World War II Jorn illegally crossed the Norwegian border to experience a large Munch exhibition in memory of the artist that inspired Jorn to change his artistic expression. Munch’s late paintings are spontaneous and intense as a result of his more than 40 year strive towards artistic liberation and this was to become a creative starting point for the much younger Jorn.
The exhibition is complemented by a soft carpet to interplay and enhance colours in Munch's work primarily. “The carpet invites the visitor to travel through a colourful world that creates new experiences from what he sees and moves on,” says Malene Landgreen, contemporary artist and designer of the carpet and continues: “In addition, it has the practical function of gently guiding the visitor through the exhibition.