From: 21 January 2023-21 December 2023
Opening: 21 January 2023, 14:00
University of Stavanger Archaeological Museum
Peder Klows gate 30A 4010 Stavanger Norway
Tuesday 11 – 20
Wednesday – Sunday 11 – 16
Catalogue: Eden and Everything After, Jean Marie Carey and Kristin Armstrong-Oma, eds. University of Stavanger (2023), ISBN 978-82-7760-196-0.
Eden and Everything After explores Eden as utopia in the past, present, and as futuristic visions. It is a meeting point between prehistoric objects, German Modernist art of the Blaue Reiter, and Norwegian contemporary artist Tanja Thorjussen. Animals and their poignant presences weave together these divergent strands as beings imbued with a spirituality and mysticism that inspired past and present artists.
This historic exhibition places prehistoric objects, found materials, and visual arts side by side, combined, or adjacent. These artworks share some special visual or symbolic relationship. Juxtapositions of pieces are seen differently than as by single displays.
The eponymous catalogue is conceived as a tribute to “modernism’s integrative personality,” Franz Marc, and his reimagining of paradise. Contributors to the catalogue include Dolly Jørgensen, Olaya Sanfuentes, Mira Shah, Kristin Armstrong-Oma, Stephanie Lebas Huber, Siv Kristoffersen, Håkon Reiersen, Tanja Müller-Jonak, Laura Hohlwein, Siddarth Sareen, and Ellen Hagen, plus features prose and artwork by Thorjussen. The article “Traumatic Imagination in Franz Marc’s Animalisation of Art” by Julie Kim Rossiter and Jean Marie Carey presents new research on the artist’s last painting, Abstrakte Landschaft mit fabelhaftem Tier (Rotwild) (1915) and analysis of his Skizzenbuch aus dem Felde.
Eden and Everything After opens on 21 January 2023 and will be open through the year at the University of Stavanger Archaeology Museum, 30A Peder Klows gate, 4010 Stavanger, Norway. Please send questions to curator Jean Marie Carey, whose work on the project is funded by the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation and the European Union’s Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions.
 Robin Lenman, “The Internationalization of the Berlin Art Market 1910-1920 and the Role of Herwarth Walden,” in Künstlerischer Austausch – Artistic Exchange, vol. 3, ed. Thomas W. Gaehtgens (1993), pp. 535-542 (537).