‘The Scream' of Mapplethorpe at the Munch museum

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‘The Scream' of Mapplethorpe at the Munch museum

The Munch Museum cultivates confrontations—works and methods—between Edvard Munch and contemporary artists. Here, it draws parallels and contact points between the Norwegian artist and the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Before ‘Johns + Munch' opens on June 18, followed by ‘Jorn + Munch' on November 15, comes ‘Mapplethorpe + Munch' until the end of May 2016. The show juxtaposes 141 works of the American photographer with 95 Munch works, drawing parallels and pointing out similarities between the two artists. For example, the exhibition notes how each created a scandal through his art, cultivated the photographic self-portrait, and explored masculinity, sexuality, and gender. From Munch's portraits of his wife to Mapplethorpe's studies of Lisa Lyon and bodybuilding, the exhibit's focus also confronts feminine stereotypes.

Mapplethorpe + Munch
Tøyengata 53
0578 Oslo

Until 29 May 2016


100 NOK

Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.