Film Screening. Munch 150. United Kingdom. Directed by Ben Harding. 95 min.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Documentary Film Center continue their series of art film screeenings.
July 2nd, 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the most prominent figures in the world of modern art. To commemorate this, the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Norway, in collaboration with the Munch Museum (both located in Oslo), have organized a unique exhibition of the artist’s works, provoking widespread interest among the international community. Instrumental to this, undoubtedly, was the recent auctioning of one of his four famous “Screams”, which went for a record-breaking 120 million dollars.
The exhibition is the most large-scale show of the artist’s works in history, with a total of 220 paintings put on display. Dedicated to and coinciding with this truly epochal event, the documentary film Munch-150 (Exhibition on screen) presents a behind-the-scenes take on the exhibition, depicting its preparation and organization, as well as a short tour of Munch’s Norway. Invited guests and experts, Norwegian and international alike, will divulge to the film’s narrator – art historian Tim Marlow - their own views on the famous painter’s life and practice.
Venue: The Documentary Film Centre (DFC)
Exhibition on screen — a joint project of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Documentary Film Centre (DFC). The series of films about art will invite you on a journey across exhibitions of world famous artists, and to discuss their experiences with Garage representatives.
The Documentary Film Centre (DFC) — June 6th DFC and the Museum of Moscow opened with support of Moscow city Department of culture first Russian cinema hall for documentary. DFC is situated in one of the building of the Museum of Moscow — it is placed in the unique architectural complex of Provision storages.
Tickets can be purchased at http://cdkino.ru/event/20954/
1. The Scream. 1893. Oil, tempera, and pastel on cardboard. Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo.
2. Self-Portrait with a Bottle of Wine. 1906. Munch Museum, Oslo.