Gideon Kiefer: I Am Lost in A Forest (Edition of 500 copies)

Patrick Ronse

Be-Part & Ape, 2023


A fascination with (childhood) memories, dreams and the question of how we should now deal with the unreliability of our own memory is the common thread in the painting and drawing oeuvre of Belgian artist Gideon Kiefer (b. 1970). On a second level, Kiefer’s work reads rather socially critical. In the layering of his works, the artist displays an apocalyptic atmosphere linked to the growing climate crisis. Landscapes caught under a bell jar or carefully placed in a monumental architectural structure, trees stripped bare to brittle branches, … These are just some of the many metaphors depicting this calamity. In the Paardenstallen, Kiefer literally takes the visitor to the Neerpelt woods of his youth.
The book accompanies Kiefers exhibition ‘I’m Lost in a Forest’ at Be-Part Courtrai (Belgium), 07/10/23 – 07/01/24.


ISBN: 9789464775839

80 pagina's, illustraties in kleur, 26 x 19 cm, losbladig met elastiek, Nederlands/Engels