Paris

Paris

“Visions du Nord”

Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
February 5–May 19, 1998

For some time, the art of Scandinavia has enjoyed only a marginal appreciation in the heart of Europe. This large survey of work from the five countries of Northern Europe (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland) should go a ways toward correcting that. The survey begins with patriarchs Edvard Munch and August Strindberg and winds its way to young artists working today. Highlights include Per Kirkeby’s monumental paintings, an installation by the Icelandic singer Bjork and Englishman Jeremy Deller, and an interactive video by the Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier, as well as stills from an undistributed film by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.