Exhibition Case: Yemisi Wilson: ‘When will this end?’ 2–23 April 2021

Yemisi Wilson, When will this end (detail). Italian marble from Cava Cervaiole, Seravezza, 34 x 35 x 23 cm, 2016

When will this end?

A gorilla is questionably looking upwards, as if asking the sky: When will this end?
Nature asks us humans; How far can you go? When will you stop? When will you understand? You are not alone on this planet.

A piece of marble fell down the Apuan mountain 1000 meters above the sea, and
was tumbled round in the river. A sculptor finds it in the dry riverbed. She sees him and with her chisels and hammer helps him come forward.


Yemisi Wilson was educated in art at Accademia di belli Arti in Florence, Italy, she spent many years carving marble in Pietrasanta. She finds her particular stones in active and abandoned quarries. Marble carries the weight of immortalising the winners of history. With great respect for the beauty and dignity of the material itself, often letting its natural form lead the way, Yemisi sculpts nature’s original, yet forgotten rulers, the animals.


Vernissage: Thursday 1 April, 16–20
Address: Grindsgatan 27, 118 57 Stockholm
(T-bana Skanstull/Mariatorget)
The exhibition is on view on workdays 10–17 or by appointment at flat.octopus@gmail.com or 0728 49 29 89 (Alice), and can be seen from outside of the venue during those hours.

The Exhibition Case is a satellite exhibition project by Flat Octopus in collaboration with Crash Boom Bang. For information on how to apply to exhibit with us click HERE.