Conversation: Ernst Josephson

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.

Moderator: David Neuman, Museum Director, Magasin III and Affiliated Professor, Stockholm University.

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 heliga, Nationalmuseum Icons, Ikonen – 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.

Recorded November 27, 2014 at Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Language: Swedish

Duration: 46:22