A Room of One’s Own
The Role of the Artist in the Late Nineteenth Century
A Room of One’s Own – The Role of the Artist in the Late Nineteenth Century
This exhibition celebrates how women artists from the Nordic countries conquered the role of the artist in a time of radical social change and the rise of the women’s rights movement. It explores how prominent artists such as Julia Beck, Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Bertha Wegmann and Helene Schjerfbeck represented themselves in their professional role in dialogue with their male contemporaries, including Edvard Munch, Ernst Josephson, Christian Krohg and Anders Zorn. Artistic training, travel, transnational encounters and the importance of exhibitions, not least the Paris Salon, are some of the themes of the exhibition. Roughly a hundred visually striking and innovative works on subjects such as self-portraits, friendship-portraits and studio interiors are featured in this research-based exhibition.
On Show: 11 September 2021 – 23 January 2022