Panel discussion: Ernst Josephson

A discussion about Ernst Josephson (1851–1906), centering around a drawing by Ernst Josephson that has recently become a part of Magasin III’s collection. The drawing was made on the island of Bréhat in 1888 and is colored by Josephson’s psychosis and spiritual experiences. During a period of mental illness, Josephson drew a series of over 100 drawings of spiritual visitations, known as andeprotokoll (spirit protocols), all following a fixed format. Josephson’s versatile creativity – as a traditionalist, opponent, and early modernist – became a major inspiration for the entire Swedish art of the 20th century.

Ulf Abel and Peter Cornell has both published studies on Josephson’s artistry. Ulf Abel holds a doctorate in art history. He has worked for many years at Nationalmuseum, where he was responsible for the icon collection. Peter Cornell is an art critic and former professor of Modern Art Theory and the History of Ideas at Konstfack (The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) and The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

Participants: Ulf Abel, Art Historian, and Peter Cornell, Art Critic
Moderator: David Neuman, Museum Director Magasin III and Affiliated Professor Stockholm University
Language: Swedish
Date: November 27, 2014
Duration: 46 mins
Location: Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art
Exhibition: The Drawing Room

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