Member artist talk: Marianne Bratteli in conversation with Kari J. Brandtzæg
Marianne Bratteli: Krigsbarn. Oil on canvas, 1999. © Bratteli, Marianne/BONO. Photo: Nasjonalmuseet/Børre Høstland
Event start: 18:00
Meet artist Marianne Bratteli, one of the most important Norwegian artists of her generation, in conversation with curator Kari J. Brandtzæg.
Bratteli (b.1951) looked early on to Munch's willingness to experiment and challenge different mediums and visual expressions. The fragile and the powerful interrelatein colourful, monumental paintings, collages, video art and woodcuts. As the daughter of Prime Minister Trygve Bratteli (1910–1984), she grew up in a home characterised by her father's war trauma and post-war sobriety. Vulnerability, women's roles and war trauma are highlighted in her works with light and darkness, severity and humour.
You now have the opportunity to hear Bratteli explain the experiences that shaped her as an artist. What was it like to choose art as a way of life in the 1970s, and how has her upbringing shaped her artistic expression?
Kari J. Brandtzæg is conservator/curator at Munchmuseet and is a mag.art. with a dissertation on Russian art. She has worked as an art historian and curator at several art institutions such as the Norwegian Council of Culture, KORO (Art in Public Space), the National Museum and Kunstnernes Hus. She was awarded the critic's prize in 2015 for the exhibition The Shadow of War. Political art in Norway 1914–2014.
Marianne Bratteli (b.1951) studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Oslo (1974-1978), and furthermore at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo with Professor Ludvig Eikaas in 1978-1982. She has been actively present in Norwegian art since the mid-1980s. Bratteli's art is today included in several public and private art collections such as the National Museum, Stortinget, KORO, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, KODE and Lillehammer Art Museum.