Ebba Matz, Duchamp, Babitz & Matz, installation
13 November–20 December
Cecilia Hillström Gallery has the great pleasure of presenting Ebba Matz’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. With a solid platform on the Swedish art scene, Matz’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and public commissions since the early nineties. The project Duchamp, Babitz & Matz is an installation with objects and photography, inspired by a dream in which Matz encountered Marcel Duchamp in the department store Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The text included in the exhibition describes how Matz – still in her dream – ends up playing tic tac toe on Duchamp’s checked shirt with an imagined Eve Babitz (the woman depicted in the famous photograph playing chess in the nude with Duchamp). With her characteristic focus on interaction with the exhibition space, Matz’s installation pinpoints how the canon of art history plays a part in our perception of art. With ingenuity and a poetic point of departure she recreates a feeling of wonder in the face of the unexpected.
Ebba Matz (b 1963) graduated from Royal Institute of Arts in 1992. Her work has been shown at Färgfabriken, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Cité des Arts, Paris, Wanås Art, Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall and Magasin 3 and in numerous other exhibitions in France, Germany, USA, Canada, and Poland. She was awarded the Moderna Museet Sculpture Prize in the memory of Sigrid Lind in 2001. Matz’s work is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Malmö Art Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, Public Art Agency Sweden and Dunkers Kulturhus.
For press images and further information, please contact the gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org. Installation images will be available in connection with the opening. The exhibition runs to 20 December. Read more