From Severine Morel’s review for L’Oeil de la Photographie:

“Orchestrating the Ordinary” is the first solo exhibition from Adam Ekberg in New York, presented by ClampArt. His staged scenes of everyday objects are at the border between photography and performance art—with a touch of Dada—subverting common sense to create “ephemeral occurrences.”

“In calculated performances that intersect with photography’s documentary potential, I explore ephemeral occurrences. Making such humble events happen is alchemy of sorts, the transformation of the mundane into the poignant. Within the constructed images, I reposition specific celebratory iconography to create minor spectacles. My process requires detailed and elaborate production outside the photographic frame so that what appears within the frame implies simplicity and straightforwardness. It is important to me that these constructions actually exist in the world, if only for the moment in which the photograph is made.”—Adam Ekberg

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