Ida Ekblad

Bonniers Konsthall kicks off the autumn season with young Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad, now holding her first exhibition in Sweden.

Ida Ekblad has created new works especially for the exhibition, which include everything from expressionist paintings and poems to metal sculptures and large concrete reliefs. During the summer and autumn, Ekblad worked on-site in Stockholm, collecting material for her sculptures from the city’s containers and scrapyards.

At first sight, we are confronted with works containing Neo-expressionistic characteristics. However, a closer look reveals our contemporary age in the form of pieces of copper wire, corrugated iron and deformed cymbals in what is the raw material of Ekblad’s sculptures.

The materials and found objects function as reminders of our time’s mass produced and industrial abundance, which have been spared its fate to rot in a container and instead been merged into new entities.

Ida Ekbland  in the Spetsen gallery at Bonniers Konsthall.|Bonniers Konsthall

Thanks to the Norwegian Embassy and OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway)