Marie-Louise Ekman

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Marie-Louise Ekman

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First Name

Marie-Louise

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Ekman

Birth Date

1944

Birthplace

Sweden

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Marie-Louise Ekman is one of Swedenʼs most prominent artists. Using an idiosyncratic imagery and the theatre as her basic format, she creates scenes that challenge established roles and conventions. Ekman belongs to a generation of Swedish artists who emerged in the politically turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by pop artʼs focus on everyday life and the style of comics, she also culled material from her own experiences of being a woman and a daughter. In the 1980s, she appropriated details from works by male artists, creating interactions, for instance, between Picassoʼs female figures and Daisy Duck. Her films and plays, which often deal with subjects from her own life, highlight the absurdity and tragicomedy of existence.

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“Marie-Louise Ekman,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3973.