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Museum Carpeting: Asger Jorn and Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) and Asger Jorn (1914-1973) are beyond comparison the two Nordic artists achieving highest international prevalence and recognition. Connected by the vitality and creative power manifested in their paintings Munch and Jorn eminently express the emotional challenges faced by any human being: love, sex, beauty, disagreement, grief and death.

   

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.

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Mette Frydensbjerg Jacobsen

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