Marie-Louise Ekman

Marie-Louise Ekman
Library Shelf Location 18.EKMA
Publication Date 2017

Marie-Louise Ekman is one of Swedenʼs most prominent artists.

Using an idiosyncratic imagery and the theatre as her basic format, she creates scenes that challenge established roles and conventions.

Ekman belongs to a generation of Swedish artists who emerged in the politically turbulent 1960s and 1970s.

Inspired by pop artʼs focus on everyday life and the style of comics, she also culled material from her own experiences of being a woman and a daughter. In the 1980s, she appropriated details from works by male artists, creating interactions, for instance, between Picassoʼs female figures and Daisy Duck.

Her films and plays, which often deal with subjects from her own life, highlight the absurdity and tragicomedy of existence.

This richly illustrated book is the first virtually total overview of Marie-Louise Ekmanʼs long and winding artistic practice.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Marie-Louise Ekman at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 17 June – 17 September.

ISBN 9783960981633
Quantity 1
Pages 277pp, 288mm x 222mm
Authors Daniel Birnbaum, Lars Bang Larsen, Kristina Lugn, Maria Lind, Azar Mahmoudian, Martina Montelius, Ann-Sofi Noring
Format Hardback
Publisher Koenig Books
Related Artist Marie-Louise Ekman
Categories Painting, Sculpture, Live Art/Performance, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Theatre, Pop Art, Biographical, Everyday life
Artist's Nationality Swedish
Language English

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