The 2022 Internationale Tage exhibition shines a light on the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Born in 1863, Munch quickly evolved into one of the most famous and influential painters and graphic designers of early modernism in Europe.
Munch now developed his own psychological imagery between deeply felt melancholy, loneliness and fear of death. When these works were first exhibited in 1892 in Germany at the Verein Berliner Künstler [association of Berlin artists) in Berlin, they caused a scandal that led to the closure of the exhibition. Acclaimed by the young generation of artists, writers and intellectuals, this marked the start of Munch's major influence not just on the visual arts in Germany.
In addition to painting, and largely self-taught, in 1894 he began to build up an extensive graphic portfolio that dealt with the subjects of his pictures. In their technical perfection and his unique experiments of combining different printing processes, Munch's graphic work became an artistic highlight in this genre.
With around 90 works - many in colour - including etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and hectographs, the exhibition provides an overview of the work of Edvard Munch. Tailored to the spaces in the Kunstforum Ingelheim – Old Town Hall, these are displayed in five rooms with differing motifs and themes.
This year's exhibition shows works that have been made available by a series of museums and private collections. A comprehensive catalogue has been published by HIRMER Verlag.
International Days Ingelheim
Edvard Munch. Masterpieces
01.05. - 10.07.2022
Kunstforum Ingelheim – Altes Rathaus
François-Lachenal-Platz 1, 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein