Munch’s work has long inspired Emin, from her early video piece Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children (1998) to her monumental new nine-metre high bronze sculpture, The Mother, set to be installed outside the museum. Today, the majority of her time is spent painting. The documentary charts the affinities between Munch’s and Emin’s art, exploring the many unexpected ways the Norwegian painter’s work resonates with one of Britain’s pre-eminent contemporary artists.
Place: Amfi, in the lobby
Alongside Emin’s voice, which runs like a thread throughout the documentary, we hear from MUNCH’s own art historians and curators, showing the innovations in printmaking and sculpture that Munch pioneered in his lifetime alongside his more well-known paintings.
We see inside the homes where he created his work, still perfectly preserved today. We also find out more about Munch’s photography and film making, media not normally associated with the artist but within which can be found clear correspondences with Emin’s work. These scenes are complemented by footage of one of Emin’s new monumental bronze sculptures being forged in a foundry in Stoke-on-Trent, and the works of Emin and Munch shown together at the Royal Academy in London, where the exhibition opened in May 2021 before it travelled to MUNCH.