Your Dagny

"It really is a curse, that when one has started writing, it is impossible to stop" – Dagny Juel

Dagny Juel Przybyszewska (1867–1901) lived a short and intense life amongst bohemians at the last fin de siécle. She was an educated pianist, and began writing when she was 26 years old. Four plays, four prose-lyrical texts, one novella, and a handful of poems are what remains of her writing. She also worked as translator and curator for the great artists of her age.

How did a young woman from Kongsvinger become one of the most noticeable and mythical of the avant gardes?

This exhibition is made by:

Project leader/texts: Mona Holm
Artistic design: Ane Henden Motzfeldt
Graphic design: Ellen Jacobsen/Petra design
English texts: Maren Sofie Løfsgård
Sound installations: Erik Marthinsen/Skyline studio

  • Portrett av Dagny Juel, stående ved en stol.
    Dagny Juel Kvinnemuseet
  • Dagny Juel
    Dagny Juel, fotografert i Warzawa våren 1901.
  • Rolighed, hagen og verandaen og familien Rynning.
    Hagen på Rolighed i familien Rynnings tid, før 1871. Kvinnemuseet, Anno
  • Dagny Juel
    Maleri av Dagny Juel
  • Dagny og Zenon
    Dagny Juel og sønnen Zenon
  • Dagny Juel og Stanislaw Przybyszewski
    Stanislaw Przybyszewski og Dagny Juel Przybyszewska, fotografert i 1895
  • Dagny, Astrid, Gudrun og Ragnhild Juell, fotografert ca. 1890
    Dagny, Astrid, Gudrun og Ragnhild Juell, fotografert ca. 1890 Kvinnemuseet, Anno