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Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:18

The Edvard Munch Art Award Returns After a Nearly Decade-Long Hiatus

Edvard Munch's 'Self-Portrait with a Bottle of Wine.' Edvard Munch's 'Self-Portrait with a Bottle of Wine.' Wikimedia Commons

After a hiatus of almost ten years, the Edvard Munch Award is being reinstated in partnership with Norway’s oil and gas multinational Statoil.

The first edition of the biennial Edvard Munch Art Award, which comes with a NOK 500,000 ($66,000) prize and an exhibition at Oslo’s prestigious Munch Museum, will take place on the artist’s birthday, on 12 December.

Stein Olav Henrichsen, the director of the Munch Museum, has said he wants a jury composed of international experts “with knowledge on the art scene in China, India and other Eastern countries. It is very important not to focus too much on Europe and the US when looking for candidates.”

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