150 years after the birth of Edvard Munch, Genova celebrates the famous Norwegian artist with a retrospective hosted at Palazzo Ducale, in the Doge’s apartment, from November 6, 2013 to April 27, 2014: more than 100 works, which also include some interpretations of the famous Scream signed by Andy Warhol, who reinterpreted the painting in an ironic and pop way, grouped together with other paintings in the exhibition “surprise” Warhol after Munch.
The Scream, the best known of the works of Munch, is not part of the exhibition, but the purpose of the curator Marc Restellini, director of the Pinacothèque de Paris, was to focus on the artist’s other masterpieces, from “Garden with red house (1882) to “Girls on a bridge” (1918) through “Bathing men” (1904) and through what might be called a ‘dark period’ dedicated to his inner torment, between vampires and virgins, in a course divided into eight sections that leads the visitor on a journey in the stylistic evolution of the painter.
The exhibition is organized by the Municipality of Genova and by Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura and it is produced by Arthemisia Group e 24ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE. It is part of a series of events organized in Genova, Zurich and Oslo, the Norwegian capital where is jealously guarded most of Munch’s works. This is the first important exhibition dedicated to the artist and set up in Italy, right in Genova: «This is the first time ever that an exhibition focuses on works from private collections – organizers said – It was a challenge to realize it, especially taking into account the enormous difficulties related to loans, but in the end we managed to have extraordinary works , granted by the most important collectors».
The ticket price is €13 (reduced €11) and the opening times are: Monday (2 pm – 7 pm) and Tuesday to Sunday (9 am – 7 pm). More information on times and prices are available on www.mostramunch.it