Two Norwegian museums are teaming up with SAS to bring one of Edvard Munch’s original painting to South by South West 2020. The historic artwork will be on view to guests at SAS’ much talked about meeting place and pop-up lounge during the festival: House of Scandinavia.
House of Scandinavia endeavors to bring the best of Scandinavia and share it with the world. On this occasion, Munchmuseet in Oslo and the KODE Museum of Art in Bergen have teamed up with SAS to bring the original of Edvard Munch’s Man and Woman to Austin.
“It’s a unique collaboration and we’ll create a pop-up exhibition centered around the painting. We’re deeply honored to have been given the opportunity to show this work to our guests at House of Scandinavia,” says Frank Otterbeck, Senior Project Leader at SAS.
Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director of Munchmuseet, will officially open the exhibition on March 12.
“We will transport the piece from Oslo to Austin and display it in a specially-designed stand, allowing everyone who visits HOS to view it,” says Frank Otterbeck.
Every day, a guide will give a talk about Edvard Munch.
Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is a pioneer of modern art and the creator of the iconic The Scream. His tenacious experimentation within painting, graphic art, drawing, sculpture, photo and film has given him a unique position in art history.
Autumn 2020, the new Munchmuseet opens by Oslo’s waterfront, tailor-made for the world’s largest collection of art by Munch. The new museum will be the number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch’s life and art.