Munch and Satyricon reunite in Oslo’s new music art exhibition
You may not see any commonalities between expressionist painter Edvard Munch and black metal band Satyricon. But the Munch Museum in Oslo brings the duo together in a rare exhibition.
Munch and Satyricon may have called Oslo their home and are well known beyond Norway’s borders, yet the two are known for very different, albeit dark, forms of expression. One is the late master of “The Scream” and other expressive and moving works, while the other is a contemporary musical duo known for what is known as black metal.
Today, the Munch Museum in Oslo brings the two forms of expression together and Satyricon has adapted musical compositions to paintings and graphics selected by Munch in a rare new exhibition.
According to the museum, the result is “an atmospheric and unusual fusion of music and visual art.” Visitors can view the “Satyricon & Munch” exhibition from April to August 28.
The new Munch Museum opened in the Norwegian capital six months ago near the Oslo Opera House. It spans 13 floors and exhibits thousands of works of art that Munch (1863-1944) bequeathed to the city.
Among them are several works with the motif “The Scream”, which made the Norwegian world famous.
The Norwegian band Satyricon, founded in 1991, is today one of the most famous black metal bands in the world. The band consists of vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven and drummer Kjetil “Frost” Haraldstad.
The extraordinary works of Munch are to be seen in a new light in connection with the music, and the intertwining of images and music is also to give a space for reflection that goes beyond the simple listening of black metal or visiting a gallery.