Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Feder’

Towards a “Modern Self-consciousness:”
On Decadence and Death with Jan Van Oost

Jan Van Oost

Interview by Elizabeth Feder – in San Francisco; Friday, Dec. 07, 2012.

As much art arguably should, Flemish artist Jan Van Oost’s work conjures up some complex and conflicting responses. Delicate and exquisite treatment of materiality used to render images and figures of morbidity draws one in with simultaneous curiosity and revulsion. Oost is speaking from another era, drawing his inspiration from the expressive energy of 19th century Belgian symbolists like Antoine Wiertz, Léon Spilliaert and…[read on…]

BERLIN ARCH LINK: Tricky Triangulations at Aedes Pfefferberg

Article by Elizabeth Feder – in Berlin; Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

And it’s two meters into the gallery before you have to idle and choose.

You could pivot to the left, which is thin and static in its grayness. You could pivot to the right and be enveloped in red text and an inundation of LCD screens. Or you could continue straight ahead and follow the light into a bright whiteness of carefully benign design. I pivoted to the left…[read on…]