An evening on Ernst Josephson

Date: From Thursday November 27, 2014 at 18:30
Location: Magasin III
Language: Swedish
Exhibition: The Drawing Room

The evening’s conversation will center on a drawing by Ernst Josephson that has recently become a part of Magasin III’s collection. Museum director David Neuman has invited two of Sweden’s experts on Ernst Josephson, Ulf Abel and Peter Cornell, to discuss one of the artist’s drawings, which has recently become part of our collection. It is one in a series of over 100 drawings called “andeprotokoll,” which Josephson created during a time of mental illness. They are a sort of record of spiritual visitations, all of which follow a fixed format. After the talk there will be an opportunity to see the exhibition The Drawing Room, where three of Josephson’s works are on view.

”It is an incredible opportunity to hear two of Sweden’s experts speak about Ernst Josephson and his postition as one of Sweden’s master artists. Josephson’s style is entirely his own, bridging space and time, and is therefore as contemporary as Jockum Nordström. Could this be why everyone loves Josephson’s work so much…?”

– David Neuman, Museum Director

About the speakers

Ulf Abel holds a doctorate in art history. He has worked for many years at Nationalmuseum, where he was responsible for the icon collection. Among Abel’s areas of research are Byzantine and Russian art, as well as early 20th century Swedish art. His publications include Ikonen – bilden av det heligaNationalmuseum IconsIkonen – den besjälade bilden and Ernst Josephson.

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. His publications include Den hemliga källan, Paradisets vägar, Vid himmelrikets portar, Gemensamma rum, Mannen på gatan and Öppningar.

Moderator: David Neuman

This is an event for members of III Art Club. Limited space available. If you are interested in attending the event you are welcome to contact Membership may be obtained at Magasin III on the evening of the event.