Purple Diary

[June 30 2011]

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON’S TRAVELING SOLO SHOW lands at kunsthalle fridericianum, germany

The traveling museum exhibition Power has a Fragrance by Gardar Eide Einarsson opened at its final venue last week. Through September, visitors to the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel can take in the talented Norwegian artist’s reflections on counterculture dilemmas viewed through a fragmented Minimalist and Pop Art lens. Specifically interested by modern social conflicts, Einarsson explores themes of control and disobedience through an array of media including sculpture, painting and installation. A barricade structure made of car tires and bamboo included in the exhibition serves as a powerful representative for Einarsson’s practice of reevaluating the iconography of defiance. Recent iterations of this form were exhibited at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles and Art Unlimited during Art Basel. Text Juliana Balestin

Power has a Fragrance by Gardar Eide Einarsson is on view until September 11 at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18, Kassel, Germany.

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