Art Talk for Members: Alice Neel EVERY PERSON IS A NEW UNIVERSE

Discover the stories behind the expressive portraits by Alice Neel and her relationship to Munch


Sky Room

Image: Alice Neel, David Bourdon and Gregory Battcock, 1970. Oil on canvas, 151.8 × 142.2 cm. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1983. © The Estate of Alice Neel

Doors open: 16:30
Start: 17:00
Place: Sky Room, 12th floor
The member talk is held in Norwegian

For the first time in Norway, a comprehensive Alice Neel exhibition is being shown. Showcasing it at MUNCH could not be more appropriate: Neel herself said that Edvard Munch was one of her three most important artists, along with Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez. But how does her fascination with Munch manifest itself in her art? Join a conversation between curator Ute Falck and mediator Tove Aadland Sørvåg when they shed light on the connections between Neel and Munch's art, which for a short time will be under one roof (on the 4th and 9th floors). 

Ute Falck is an internationally trained art historian who is passionate about graphics. After her doctoral thesis at University College London and several years at the British Museum's copper engraving cabinet, she has worked as first conservator and curator at MUNCH since 2011, with a focus on Edvard Munch's art on paper. Since May 2022, she leads the museum's working group for collection presentation. Falck curated, among others, Edvard Munch – Working on paper (2013, in collaboration with Magne Bruteig), With closing islands – Gauguin and Munch (2018), and several parts of the collection presentation at MUNCH (2021). 
Tove Sørvåg is a concept developer for mediation at MUNCH. She has a master's degree in art history from the University of Bergen (2009), and a master's degree in curatorial practice from the University of Bergen (2019). Sørvåg has been employed at MUNCH since 2015. She sits in the museum's working group for collection presentation, works with the development of exhibitions and mediation projects, and contributes to the museum's research on mediation. Sørvåg is responsible for the Come Think With Us! series, where contemporary artists are invited to create large and enveloping art projects for children who visit the museum.