November 28, 2012
KAWS and Gardar Eide Einarsson in Re.Start
In response to the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy on the arts in New York, Paddle8 has teamed up with Creative Time and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to hold RE.START, an online auction benefiting artists and arts organizations affected by the storm.
November 27 - December 11, 2012
November 02, 2012
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Standard Oslo, Norway
"OSCAR KNOWS GARDAR. GARDAR KNOWS MATIAS. MATIAS KNOWS FREDRIK. FREDRIK SORT OF KNOWS GARDAR. GARDAR KNOWS MARIUS. AND THAT GARDAR KNOWS MATIAS WE ALREADY KNOW. BUT MATIAS ALSO KNOWS ANDERS."
Since 1999, long prior to the gallery's existence, these artists have collaborated on numerous projects, whether individual works, curatorial projects, publications or exhibition spaces. The exhibition brings together selected works and archival material documenting collaborations between 1999 and 2012.
November 9 - December 15, 2012
September 25, 2012
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
With the new building for the Astrup Fearnley Museet designed by Renzo Piano, an architectural masterpiece, the Tjuvholmen neighborhood of Oslo has become a new destination. The museum is launched with "To be with art is all we ask", an exhibition of selected works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection by some of the world's most innovative contemporary artists. Amassed over the last thirty years, these more or less narrative works reveal the personal, social, and artistic engagement of artists who have broken new ground within the history of art.
Astrup Fearnley Museum
September 29, 2012 - October 31, 2012
August 07, 2012
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Home Alone Gallery, NY
Home Alone Gallery in New York is currently exhibiting Gardar Eide Einarsson's new body of work, under the title, "Infinite Crisis". Infinite Crisis will be shown between August 2 - 14, 2012.
Home Alone Gallery
54 Franklin Street
New York, NY
July 26, 2012
Gardar Eide Einarsson in i-D Magazine
i-Profile: Gardar Eide Einarsson
By Sarah Raphael
July 26, 2012
"Now living between Tokyo and NYC, Gardar spent his childhood in Norway, gazing up at America and fantasising about the West Coast while waiting for mail-order magazines and rolling around on his skateboard. After a mildly rebellious adolescence, at 18 he decided to enter the art world, inspired by an exhibition of 60s pop art. A prolific artist by now, Gardar makes multimedia works, ranging from graphic black on white stencil paintings to expletive light installations reading '49% Motherf*cker, 51% Son of a B*tch'."
July 26, 2012
June 01, 2012
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Team Gallery, NY
For this exhibition at Team, most of the gallery's floor space is occupied by the installation Big Barricade (New York City), a massive pile of hundreds of repurposed automobile tires supported by spear-like cast resin bamboo stalks. The piece takes its form from the civilian barricades erected on Bangkok's streets during the bloody anti-government riots of spring 2010. Einarsson appropriates the riots in Thailand, casting them as stand-ins for any battle, physically realized or not, between rebels and oppressive systems. Barricade calls attention to the institutionalization of violence and, by implication, the governmental sanction thereof. The artist has made versions of this sculpture for Los Angeles, Stockholm, and Basel. He locally sources the tires for each city, emphasizing the latent violent potential of quotidian objects, while furthering his dialogue with architectures of violence and radical politics. Einarsson's sculpture, whenever enacted, acts as a symbol of resistance, blocking entry, frustrating movement.
Sorry If I Got It Wrong, But Something Definitely Isn't Right
June 7 - July 27, 2012
January 21, 2012
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Maureen Paley Gallery
Gardar Eide Einarsson has his first solo exhibition in the UK at Maureen Paley Gallery.
Maureen Paley Gallery
21 Herald Street, London E2 6JT
Exhibition runs from January 21 2012 — February 26, 2012
September 30, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson at São Paulo Biennial
It is a great pleasure for the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art to announce that a significant proportion of the American section of the museum's collection this autumn will be exhibited in Sao Paulo, in cooperation with the Sao Paulo Biennale. From 30 September to 4 December the exhibition entitled 'In the Name of the Artists - American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection' takes place. In total, over 200 works by more than 50 artists are included in the exhibition which is expected to have up a million visitors.
September 30, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson in Art Agenda
Gardar Eide Einarsson's "Discourses, Institutions, Buildings, Laws, Police Measures, Philosophical Propositions, and so on"
By Kjetil Røed
September 30, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson has a way of working which is both playful and disparaging. His recent show at STANDARD (OSLO) is no exception. "Discourses, Institutions, Buildings, Laws, Police Measures, Philosophical Propositions, and so on" consists of three mock-modernist paintings, an appropriated photograph, and five readymades. Four of the readymades are Japanese traffic barriers and the last one a set of pull-up bars (used for working out in prison).
September 18, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson in Pawnshop at Thessaloniki Biennial
Pawnshop at Thessaloniki Biennial
18 September–18 November 2011
What is of particular interest in pawnshops is the peculiar mixture of the illicit and the desperate, futurity and anticipation. The idea that the object is collateral for cash that might be traded back for the object during a set duration, could be put in other words, that works of art and money are just dancing in a choreography in which they might just circle back and meet again, and cancel each other out, but in fact rarely do.
August 23, 2011
Garder Eide Einarsson at STANDARD (Oslo)
STANDARD (OSLO) is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works with Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson. Entitled "Discourses, Institutions, Buildings, Laws, Police Measures, Philosophical Propositions, and So On" the exhibition comprises of three large-scale monochrome paintings and four bright orange steel sculptures, addressing the possibility of extracting meaning and form from the built environment without having its particular position register in or result in representation.
July 07, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson in New York Times
Scandinavian people are cool like Bergman; southern Europeans are hot like Fellini. This sounds like a stereotype, but you will find little to disconfirm the first part, at least, in "North by New York: New Nordic Art" at Scandinavia House, the American-Scandinavian Foundation's cultural center.The much-enlarged Japanese character for "anger," cut from white fabric and stitched to a black field by Gardar Eide Einarsson of Norway, seems a similarly stifled expression of repressed feeling.
April 26, 2011
North by New York: New Nordic Art featuring Gardar Eide Einarsson
Through August 19, 2011
North by New York: New Nordic Art is a condensed overview of recent art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Curated by Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo, the works - including painting, sculpture, photography, and video installations - were chosen to draw attention to the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Nordic artists.
April 25, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson in ArtForum
BONNIERS KONSTHALL: Gardar Eide Einarsson
By Jacquelyn Davis
April 25, 2011
Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson's major solo exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall, titled "Power Has a Fragrance," marks the first time his work has been shown in Sweden. Einarsson is well aware that––as a formally trained artist often given the opportunity to display work in museum settings––he produces art from a position of privilege, and he does not shy away from criticizing his own creative role within artistic institutions.
April 23, 2011
Kenny Scharf, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Tomoo Gokita at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
NEW YORK MINUTE
April 23 - June 5, 2011
The expression 'A New York Minute' refers to the speed that New Yorkers react to stimuli, with impatience, immediacy and a savvy energy. The drama and speed of the expression is presented in a clock created by artist Chris Johanson, the lead image of the new exhibition which will open at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow in April 2011. New York Minute has been curated by Kathy Grayson, Director of The Hole, in collaboration with exhibition designer Rafael de Cárdenas, Founder of Architecture at Large. The exhibition is being held under the auspices of the Bilateral Presidential Commission.
New York Minute features over fifty artists who live in and around New York City, providing an overview of the most exciting new tendencies coming out of the city and its extended networks. Together, they capture the drama, danger and speed of New York, showing a rapid and resourceful response to current cultural events and issues specific to their generation and to the city. As the exhibition curator, Kathy Grayson comments, "All these artists have exhibited together, partied together, dated each other, studied together or painted together with less than two levels of removal from each other. This exhibition truly represents a cross-section of an expanded artist community."
February 17, 2011
Gardar Eide Einarsson in INVESTIGATIONS OF A DOG at Magasin 3
INVESTIGATIONS OF A DOG
17 FEB – 29 MAY 2011
This spring Magasin 3's exhibition spaces will be filled with works by internationally acclaimed artists. The exhibition Investigations of a Dog has borrowed its title from a short story by Franz Kafka (1922) and presents works from the collections of all five members of FACE – Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe.
February 16, 2011
Bonniers Konsthall presents a solo exhibition by Gardar Eide Einarsson
In the spring Bonniers Konsthall presents a solo exhibition by internationally renowned artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, the 2011 Bonniers Konsthall Guest Artist. Gardar Eide Einarsson\'s work is characterised by borrowing elements from art historical as well as contemporary sources such as graffiti and skateboard culture.
December 17, 2010
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Rat Hole Gallery in Tokyo
Sex Booze Weed Speed
Oscar Tuazon & Gardar Eide Einarsson
17 DEC 2010 – 20 FEB 2011
Rat Hole Gallery is pleased to present Sex Booze Weed Speed, a two-person show of works by Oscar Tuazon and Gardar Eide Einarsson on view from December 17, 2010 until February 20, 2011. For this exhibition, the artists will create a site-specific installation conceived specially for the gallery space.
June 01, 2010
Gardar Edie Einarsson at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Gardar Eide Einarsson has attracted major international attention and developed into one of today's most notable young artists from the Nordic countries.
In the exhibition, "Power Has a Fragrance," Einarsson takes existing visual material as a starting point, to create works that relates to both the abstract language of Minimalism and the narrative structures of Pop Art. Reflective of his international career, he expands his complex network of references beyond western culture and the present.
Gardar Eide Einarsson: Power Has a Fragrance
6 May-15 August 2010
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Dronningens gt 4, 0107
April 22, 2010
Gardar Eide Einarsson at Team Gallery
Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson's third solo exhibition with Team, Another Modern Moment Completed, will run from the 22nd of April through the 22nd of May 2010.
Reproduction as theft, and authorship as failed claim are the central conceits in this exhibition. His concurrent fascinations with criminality and appropriation come together in an installation that appears to mark the jettisoning of his overt approach to political subject matter in favor of a formalist's engagement with the legacy of modernism. Using the history of abstraction and pop as a readymade, Einarsson here distills a poetics of disruption, shifting between drippy hard edge abstraction, graphic renderings from mainstream sources, and the occasional deployment of the ben-day dot.
He has previously been the subject of solo shows in Oslo, Berlin, Köln, Paris and Copenhagen. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has been the subject of solo shows at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; the Kunstverein in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva. A large exhibition will run at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway, from May 6th through August 29th, 2010. A catalogue will accompany this survey show which will then travel throughout the Nordic countries.
September 29, 2009
Gardar Eide Einarsson presents at the Modern in Fort Worth
Gardar Eide Einarsson is the artist featured in the Modern's first FOCUS exhibition of the 2009–2010 season, which opens December 13. This Tuesday Evening presentation offers insight into his work from the 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibition. Einarsson's text-based works, coupled with graphics from various subcultures and other installation elements, evoke cerebral and visceral readings based on complex associations and the artist's new take on Minimalism, in which he investigates the viewer's physical relationship with the art.
September 19, 2009
New York Minute
New York Minute features sixty artists (including Rosson Crow, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Tomoo Gokita) in and around New York City who capture the drama, danger, speed and savvy of the vibrant and diverse art activities happening in the city today. This exhibition brings together for the first time the best of the downtown community, showing behind the scenes connections and collaborations between artists not only in Manhattan but in the extended network that includes active art spots like Providence, Miami, San Francisco, or Philadelphia. New York is exploding with new talent and though not every one of these artists live in the city, every single artwork nonetheless contains the immediacy and energy packed into a New York Minute.
Curated by Kathy Grayson and opening tonight at the Macro Future Museum in Rome. Exhibit runs through November 1, 2009.
December 07, 2007
2008 Whitney Biennial
We are happy to announce that Gardar Eide Einarsson has been selected to be included in the Whitney Biennial opening March 6th, 2008.
December 01, 2007
Our new location!
The gallery is pleased to announce its new location in Culver City, designed by JohnstonMarklee. The inaugural exhibition for the space will be with Gardar Eide Einarsson on December 1st, and will run until January 17, 2008.