Ida Ekblad (1980, Norway) is one of the most recognized contemporary Norwegian artists working today. Her artistic practice comprises a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, performance, filmmaking, and poetry. Her work is inspired by a multitude of sources and one can recognize sub-cultural and pop-cultural influences. Art historically, Ekblad’s oeuvre is often linked to the ideas and gestures of movements such as CoBrA, Situationism and Abstract Expressionism and influenced by a variety of artists such as Odilon Redon, Paula Modersohn Becker, Marie Laurencin, Paul Thek, Harriet Backer, Florine Stettheimer, and Helen Frankenthaler. Her style is signified by a genre-crossing approach and incorporates, for example, the aesthetics of graffiti, manga culture, arts and crafts, old master paintings, deviant art, and meme culture. Ekblad's practice is focused on our hyper-retinal culture which she tries to visually record and comprehend.
Duration: 1 hour (including Q&A)
Prognostics lectures map new areas of art, which challenge established forms of art, exhibition methods, and shake up societal norms and political thinking. Prognostics lecture series in partnership with Saastamoinen Foundation.
Prognostics online lecture dates:
Tuesday 20.10.2020 Lia Carreira
Thursday 12.11.2020 Giuseppe Chico and Barbara Matijevic
Wednesday 2.12.2020 Ida Ekblad