Gardar Eide Einarsson

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

Some critics refer to Gardar Eide Einarsson’s work as “political,” while others complain that his art is not only visually insubstantial but offers too little content; more neutral voices speak of the “contradictory” nature of his work. The Norwegian artist’s first solo show in Switzerland, organized in cooperation with the Frankfurt Kunstverein and curated by Katya García-Antón, brought together a large selection of his work from 2004 to 2007. Like relics left behind after a stage production, these paintings, flags, videos, and light boxes, often arranged in series and almost exclusively black-and-white, were unpretentiously displayed, in accordance with their formats, either on the ground or leaning against walls or mounted at various heights. Einarsson’s work is predominantly text-based, with sloganlike catchphrases drawn both from literary sources and from the realms of subcultures,

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