Cemetery of the Unwanted

Emilie Ding

Cemetery of the unwanted is a long-term project initiated
by artist Emilie Ding. She imagines the possibility of building
a cemetery of artworks somewhere in Europe, a terrain that could host and welcome those monumental and cumbersome artworks neglected by private collectors and left out of the art institutions storage places. She collaborated in 2013-2014 on this project with Master degree students from the Lausanne art school (Ecal) in Switzerland. 

CEMETERY OF THE UNWANTED, 2008, 15 x 30 cm, graphite on paper


Emilie Ding (1981) is a swiss artist based in Berlin. She graduated from the Head-Geneva in 2008. Her work was recently included in the exhibition Hotel Abisso at Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva, La Jeunesse est un Art at Kunsthaus Aarau, Displaced Fractures at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Zürich, All of Above at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Abstraction/ Extension, at Fondation Salomon, Alex. Solo exhibitions include Kunstraum Riehen (2011), Palais de l'Athénée, Geneva (2010), Forde, Geneva (2008). She recently won the Liechti Foundation Prize given by Centre d'art Contemporain Fri-Art.

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