Gardar Eide Einarsson's work is characterised by borrowing elements from art historical as well as contemporary sources such as graffiti and skateboard culture. Central topics in "Power Has a Fragrance" are authority and alienation. Drug lords and terrorists clash with police badges and truncheons in his formally and visually reduced, mostly black and white painting, his meticulously constructed sculptures, photographs, videos, flags and flyers. Gardar Eide Einarsson was born in 1976 in Oslo, and lives and works in New York. He was educated at Städelschule in Frankfurt and at Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
The exhibition is a collaborative project of Bonniers Konsthall, The Reykjavik Art Museum, The Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Kunst in Oslo and Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel and will be presented at each institution in 2010 and 2011. At each venue, the show will have a different design. The project is accompanied by a catalogue, published by Astrup Fearnley. Curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley, Hafþór Yngvason director of Reykjavik Art Museum and Sara Arrhenius director of Bonnier Konsthall. Co-curator: Camilla Larsson.
By inviting a guest artist every year, Bonniers Konsthall enables the creation of new works. Previous guest artists include Gunilla Klingberg (2009), Michael Beutler (2008), Monica Bonvicini (2007) and Gabriel Lester (2006).
Until June 12
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm