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Magne appears in Edvard Munch documentary

Magne interviewed in the documentary

Magne interviewed in the documentary

A new documentary film about Edvard Munch, Let The Scream Be Heard, made in connection with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous painter, aired on NRK1 in Norway last night.

Magne was one of the people interviewed, alongside other artists like Marina Abramovic, Tracey Emin, Ketil Bjørnstad and Liv Ullmann.

Magne’s own early work was heavily inspired by Munch, as could be seen in his first solo exhibition “Maleri” in 1989.

“You’re floored by his ability to make complex things appear simple”, Magne says in the documentary.

Munch’s reluctance to sell his art was among the topics Magne commented on:

“It does affect you as a human being to be that sales person for your own work, but I really don’t feel like I have a choice. I believe in what I do and I will stand by it. Munch used the phrase ‘raising children’; that you will do anything for that work. You will go to war for it.”

The 57-minute english language documentary was made by Indian director Dheeraj Akolkar and can be seen online at (Norway only).

Links:  Metro India article    Trailer

Torchlight procession for Lambda

Oslo, October 23rd 
(Picture from NTB/Scanpix)

Magne was one of the organizers of a torchlight procession in Oslo tonight, in support of a new Munch museum – or more specifically the Lambda alternative in Bjørvika.

Although Lambda won the architectural competition for a new museum, politicians in Oslo still haven’t been able to agree on which alternative to choose.

“It’s frustrating to see so little action and so much quarrelling about such an important topic as [Edvard] Munch. Lambda won the competition, that’s why it should be built in Bjørvika”, Magne told Dagbladet.

“It’s also fun to march in a torchlight procession for something, especially as this is the first time I’m taking part in one”.

Related links:
Dagbladet   Aftenposten

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