This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Ebbe Stub Wittrup (b.1973) lives and works in Copenhagen. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1999. In his artistic practice, he works with different media, but is especially known for his photographic works. At Copenhagen Contemporary, he shows works in a series of media, including textiles, bronze sculpture, modified ready-mades, and historical documents set in a contemporary context. Ebbe Stub Wittrup has had a number of solo shows in Denmark at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, for example, and abroad – most recently at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, Kunsthalle São Paulo, Brazil, and Kirchner Museum, Switzerland. In 2010, Ebbe Stubbe Wittrup was awarded a three year work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation and, during the period 2013–2019, he was associate professor in media art at the Jutland Art Academy.