GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève


Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève

Opening January 24th, 6pm-9pm


The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is proud to present the first solo show in Switzerland of GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON.

The oeuvre of the Norwegian artist sparks off, through wall paintings, installations, flags, flyers, videos and paintings, definite questions regarding the ability for a work of art today to function critically, specially in relation to the politics of contemporary conflicts and its market consumption.

Frankfurter Kunstverein: Gardar Eide Einarsson uses a great variety of media in his works: painting, prints, photography as well as installation and video. The works of Gardar Eide Einarsson are paradoxical and have a quality of low visual density. That is, in the images and the spatial arrangements, all elements seem like fragments of a bigger reality removed from the world outside and dragged into the image and exhibition space. Using what at first sight looks like a very depurated formalistic language the artist poses to the viewer the question of what he really is looking at. By absorbing and then isolating motifs from the so-called underground music and from literature scenes and then weaving them together with political references, Gardar Eide Einarsson forces us to reflect upon the difference between contemplating an image and using it.





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~ by Stampfli & Turci on January 18, 2008.

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