THE RISE AND FALL OF INGRID BERGMAN.
OCTOBER 8th 2015 - JANUARY 24th 2016
The exhibition THE RISE AND FALL OF INGRID BERGMAN. AND RISE is an homage to Ingrid Bergman on the occasion of the anniversary of her 100th birthday. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of cinema, Ingrid Bergman won three Academy Awards and is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. However, Ingrid Bergman is not just a movie star from a bygone age. As a professional and private individual she was a role model whose life choices did not always meet with approval.The title of the exhibition may be perceived as provocative. The part of the exhibition entitled The Fall tells the story of a woman who remained true to herself and always chose her own path in life. As a result she was denounced, even on the floor of the United States Senate.
“I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.”
As famous Swedes in the United States and Italy, Ingrid Bergman and Carl Milles struck up a friendship and kept up a correspondence. The exhibition contains a letter from Ingrid Bergman to Carl Milles as well as three photographs of her children with Rossellini posing in Millesgården’s snow-covered sculpture park. In her letter, Ingrid Bergman explains that she feels
misunderstood in Sweden, a sentiment she shared with the sculptor Milles.
The exhibition comprises 60 photographs by, among others, Robert Capa and Lennart Nilsson, prints by Andy Warhol, film
clips from different stages of the actress’s life as well as her personal script for the movie Casablanca. The exhibition has been fully endorsed by Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini, who has granted access to Ingrid Bergman’s private archives at Wesleyan University in the United States.
The exhibition is produced by Actit kommunikation/Annmari Kastrup and R.A.B.B.E./Anders Rabenius, for Strandverket, Marstrand.