Steinar Sekkingstad & Solveig Øvstebø (Eds.)
A first-time monograph for young Norwegian artist and provocateur Gardar Eide Einarsson accompanies his in-depth survey Versuchsstation des Weltuntergangs (Experimental Doomsday Station), held at the Bergen Kunsthall. Einarsson is one of the sharpest contemporary critics of machismo street culture; his multimedia productions don’t so much celebrate freedom from authority as they cleverly demonstrate the painful limits of transgressive acts. Documented is a large cross selection of work, including large-scale neon signs, graffiti-like paintings, gallery installations and photography, spanning more than a decade. Three commissioned essays from Index magazine editor Bob Nickas, philosopher Nick Land and art historian Martin Herbert. This generously illustrated book also includes unique works included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 inches / 230 pp
6 b&w and 128 color
Retail Price: $54.00
BERGEN KUNSTHALL, NORWAY