The first of four publications chronicling a display of artist selections from Oslo’s Christen Sveaas Art Foundation at Whitechapel Gallery, Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad selects extraordinary works on the theme of the night.
Inspired by the 1936 documentary film Night Mail with contributions by W H Auden and Benjamin Britten about the night train delivering Britain’s post, Ekblad takes us on a journey through great masterpieces of 19th & 20th century Norwegian and international art, including work by Nikolai Astrup, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Theaster Gates, Thorvald Hellesen, Howard Hodgkin, Ilya Kabokov, Edvard Munch, Ed Ruscha and Rosemarie Trockel.
This accompanying catalogue includes a written response by Ida Ekblad to Auden's poem 'Night Mail', plus a new interview with Ekblad, full-colour plates of all selected works and installation photography of the display.
Paperback, 128 pages, 225 x 155 mm
colour illustrations throughout
First published 2021
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