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HANS-PETER FELDMANN

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HANS-PETER FELDMANN

Verlatstraat 14
2000 Antwerpen
BE
March 14th, 2013 - April 20th, 2013
Opening: March 14th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.gms.be/index.php?content=exhi...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Center - Downtown
EMAIL:  
contact@gms.be
PHONE:  
+32 (0)3 237 11 27
OPEN HOURS:  
By appointment only
TAGS:  
conceptual, modern, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

In 1968, Feldmann gave up painting, arguing that photographs were "fully sufficient" to convey the idea of his art, and he has ever since worked primarily with reproduced images found well outside any fine-arts context. He takes them from the mass media or finds them at the flea market--magazine clippings, family snapshots, pinups, photo albums, posters, placards, amateur photography. Feldmann's reservoir of images spans the wide world of kitsch: pictures of sunsets, cute puppies, and idyllic landscapes, which even in grainy reproductions still harbor the promise of "beauty"; a trove that reflects the allure of advertising and personal and collective longings, as well as the banality of the (petit bourgeois) everyday.