Gideon Kiefer
the world above ground is unstable


19 x 26 cm, 48 p, ills colour / b&w, English
ISBN 9789490800048
design: Studio Jurgen Maelfeyt


edition of 500
August 2011

First edition out of stock

Gideon Kiefer is an artist for our era. He borrows ordinary images, adapts them, puts a tag on them and returns them to a larger whole. All these seemingly trivial snapshots together form his personal network. The person at work here is meticulously mapping out his world. A collector who indulges his obsession with considerable love. A seismograph recording the vibrations of our hectic existence. But also a commentator who carefully chooses his arguments and does not shy away from harsh conclusions. Modern European art has always had this cerebral element, also in a negative sense. As a result, the urge to understand has sometimes become an excuse for creating a new world, more as a way out than to put the seal on creative freedom. Kiefer tackles things in a completely different way. (Harold Polis) Some of the work of Gideon Kiefer is published in major Belgian and Dutch newspapers and magazines, such as Humo, Trends, Vrij Nederland, Het Parool, DS Weekblad, De Groene Amsterdammer, etc. Published in collaboration with Be-Part, Waregem (B).


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