Northern Star: Ylva Ogland and Karl Holmquvist

This installation from Ylva Ogland and Karl Holmquvist formed an immersive environment at the Fruit and Flower Deli booth at the Armory Show. The Stockholm gallery was part of the Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries section. The pelts, tents, and star made me think of the nomadic Sami people of Lapland. (I wish I could find more information instead of just supplying my conjecture, but there is not much on the internet about this and I’ve lost my papers from the show.) Juxtaposed against these element were traditional “fine art” on the easel and the walls. Two large facing canvases mirror each other, and creating a dialogue between the naked woman and her twin.

Better image of the installation here

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