Edvard Munch (1863–1944) challenged his contemporaries with the radical modernity of his painting, and all the more so in Berlin at the turn of the last century. The Norwegian symbolist made a huge impact on the city’s art community. The encounter with Munch’s work was a spark that ignited modern art, but it was more than that. About 80 works by Edvard Munch are on display alongside those of other artists who set their stamp on how people thought about the North and on the advance of modern art in the German capital during the late 19th century. The exhibition is the result of close collaboration with MUNCH in Oslo and has enjoyed substantial support from two of Berlin’s State Museums: the Kupferstichkabinett and the Neue Nationalgalerie.