Exhibition Design for Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed, by Snøhetta

To experiment with ways of presenting art

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▼爱德华·蒙克,《在时钟与床之间》,Edvard Munch, Between the Clock and the Bed ©Munchmuseet

Shortly before his death in 1944, Munch painted the self-portrait which has given the exhibition its name. The painting, Between the Clock and the Bed, depicts Munch as an old man looking back on his life as he faces the end of it. In this sense, both the exhibition and the portrait itself provide a retrospective view on Munch’s artistic life and work. Snøhetta has developed the graphic profile and furniture design for the exhibition. In addition, Snøhetta has introduced an interactive exhibition design, including ceiling-mounted screen projections. The overall design aims to enhance the exhibition experience for all visitors regardless of their previous knowledge of Munch.

▼展室概览,overview ©IVAR KVAAL

本次展览仅展示了蒙克画作中的一小部分,重点强调了他最具代表性的几幅作品。在精心策划之下,每一幅作品都获得了足够的展示空间,使观者能够更长时间地驻足欣赏,从而留下更充裕的思考时间。蒙克博物馆的负责人Stein Olav Henrichsen说:“这是一个具有强烈交流氛围的展览,它能够引导缺少经验的参观者以自己的方式去探索蒙克的艺术。展览空间本身并未提供太多文字说明和引导,因为它们有时候会对作品的解读形成干扰。” 为了弥补信息量较少的问题,展览还为参观者提供了包含详细作品信息的手册,起到了指导观展的作用

▼天花板上安装有屏幕投影设备,the design includes the ceiling-mounted video screens ©IVAR KVAAL

The exhibition presents a relatively small collection of Munch’s works, with an emphasis on some of his most iconic paintings. It is carefully curated to make more room for each piece, inviting visitors to spend more time on each painting, which in turn leaves more room for contemplation. “It is a very communicative exhibition, which particularly allows less experienced museum guests to discover Munch’s art on their own terms. The exhibition rooms themselves do not display a lot of text or offer too much guidance, as these elements sometimes can interfere with one’s interpretation of the art pieces, ” says the Director of the Munch Museum, Stein Olav Henrichsen. To compensate for the minimal amount of information provided by the exhibition itself, in-depth information on selected pieces is provided through brochures that guide you through the exhibition.

▼由胶合木板制成的流线型长椅构成的大型家具装置,the large furniture installations with organically shaped benches in plywood ©IVAR KVAAL


The exhibition design consists of large furniture installations with organically shaped benches in plywood, covered with comfortable black mats that one can sit or lie on while exploring Munch’s art at one’s own pace. The furniture underpins the exhibition’s mission of sparking interest about each art piece so that visitors truly can and delve into Munch’s work.

▼座椅细部,detailed views ©IVAR KVAAL



In several rooms, ceiling-mounted video screens project Munch’s works up-close, captured in slow motion, as if studied under a magnifying glass. They provide the audience with the opportunity to lie down on the angled benches and study the individual paint strokes, while simultaneously viewing the full-sized painting exhibited on the wall. This allows people to engage with the art in a completely different way than what they are used to.

▼舒适的黑色软垫使观者能够以自己的角度探索蒙克的画作,the comfortable black mats allow visitors to explore Munch’s art at their own paces ©IVAR KVAAL

▼影像屏幕近距离地展示出由慢镜头拍摄的蒙克作品,ceiling-mounted video screens project Munch’s works up-close, captured in slow motion ©IVAR KVAAL

▼利用影像体会每一个笔触的细节,to study the individual paint strokes through the videos ©IVAR KVAAL


The Munch Museum always strives to push the boundaries for what constitutes a good art exhibition, often in collaboration with external partners, such as Snøhetta for this exhibition, explains Henrichsen. – We like to experiment with ways of presenting art, to make it accessible to all audiences.

▼展室,interior view ©IVAR KVAAL


The exhibited works have recently been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 10th until September 9th.

▼展览入口,exterior view ©IVAR KVAAL

Oslo, Norway
The Munch Museum

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