Ida Persson’s bold, 3-dimensional compositions employ a mix of architecture and illusion to communicate an ambiguous notion of power. Her work -which illuminates various forms of physical and ideological structures- is an inquiry into what sort of restrictions structures can impose, in terms of either authorizing or obstructing independent decisions and behaviors. Upon entering a space dominated by Ida’s work, we become acutely aware of our gaze, and conscious of the fact that we do not have the possibility to enact control over these artworks, but rather they assume control over us. Strangely, this is not so much threatening as it is comforting – In the end, it is easy to surrender to the calm, deliberate order of Ida’s work.
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