Collecteurs x Gardar Eide Einarsson - Benefit Edition
For our first Benefit Edition, Gardar Eide Einarsson has created 9 unique artworks in a series titled Zip Tie Disposable Plastic Double Riot Cuff (Red). The works are made by laying out plastic riot cuffs on paper and spraying over them. The result is a semi-abstract pattern that takes on a very different meaning once you become aware of the object that created this pattern. As with much of Einarsson’s works, he is interested in the history of the initial found object and in a delayed realization of the contents of the work. The abstraction is reminiscent of the way the actual violence that our institutions rely on is obscured in our society.
The majority of the proceeds will benefit Einarsson’s choice of charity Development Media International, which uses media campaigns to spread science-based knowledge in developing countries, particularly with regards to child health and reduction of infant mortality.
Einarsson’s works are in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley.