This lavishly produced, large-scale monograph features a new body of work that Norwegian artistIda Ekblad realised for a solo exhibition at De Vleeshal in Middelburg, The Netherlands (from November to December 2013). Fundamental to Ekblad’s work is an interest in the historical perspective as a central element of our time. Through combining historical perspective in a contemporary cultural and social context, Ekblad gives an answer to the superficial connotation of a contemporary society based on speed and consumption. The use of discarded material to realise assemblages is a translation of the recuperation of the element of history to embrace a more complex relationship between art and time. The Root Cellar arrives courtesy of the brilliant MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).
64 pages, 43 x 32 cm, hardcover, MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).