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Melted Snow

Ida Ekblad - Melted Snow
A lavish, riveting and monumental collection of works and exhibition from 2007–2021, accompanied by newly commissioned texts and a conversation between Ida Ekblad and Agnes Moraux.
In 500 pages with 398 illustrations, three essays and a conversation with the artist, this long-awaited first monograph on the work of Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad introduces her extensive oeuvre and documents her career from 2007 to 2021, focusing on her art and how she continually challenges it through her own exhibitions. With contributions by Daniel Baumann, Stian Grøgaard, Martha Kirszenbaum and Agnes Moraux.
Published following Ida Ekblad's exhibition FRA ÅRE TIL OVN at Kunsthalle Zürich in 2019.
Ida Ekblad (born 1980) is a Norwegian painter, sculptor, publisher, music producer, curator, and designer. She also writes. Her sources of inspiration include folk art, fashion, garbage, Samuel Beckett, youth culture, the natural forces of the elements, Gena Rowlands, traditional crafts, and so on. Everyday life is central to her work—as an imposition, but also conveying grace; as a voracious monster and a source of happiness; as a disaster and a glimmer of hope—for in Ekblad's view, everything is full of promise, including art.
Ida Ekblad studied at Central Saints Martins in London, the National Academy of Art in Oslo, and at the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. She participated in the Venice Biennale (2011, 2017) as well as in numerous international group exhibitions. Ekblad has presented solo exhibitions at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2021); Kunsthalle Zürich (2019); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2019); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2018); Kunsthaus Hamburg (2017); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2010); and Bergen Kunsthall (2010), among others.
Edited by Daniel Baumann.
Texts by Daniel Baumann, Stian Grøgaard, Martha Kirszeunbaum, Agnes Moraux.

Graphic design: Dan Solbach.
published in August 2022
English edition
23,5 x 32 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
500 pages (398 ill.)
ISBN : 979-12-80579-35-5
EAN : 9791280579355
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