View of “Edith Dekyndt,” 2019.

View of “Edith Dekyndt,” 2019.

Edith Dekyndt

Konrad Fischer Galerie | Düsseldorf

Composed of everyday objects such as refrigerators and a sofa, Edith Dekyndt’s new installations often suggest a sober-minded approach to artmaking in the tradition of Minimalism. They even resemble some strains of Minimalism in their engagement with the space around them and the playful irritation of our relation to the objects on view. The comparison ends there, however. Dekyndt’s works are not neutral artifacts made of industrially manufactured staples placed in arrangements that emphasize form and the interaction between a work and its setting. On the contrary, the artist charges—indeed, freights—her objects and installations with meaning. The significance they carry might not have been readily apparent, but it filled the room like a faint though unmistakable aroma.

Dekyndt sourced the materials for the installations in her recent solo exhibition at Konrad Fischer Galerie from a shipment

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