Koenraad Dedobbeleer - Tête - 2018
The show’s title, Kunststoff, is a German word that translates as “plastic” but which is composed of the words “art” and “material”. Drawing upon the museological convention of labelling as “material culture” anything that cannot be otherwise classified, the subtitle hints at Dedobbeleer’s ambivalence about contributing further to the mass of objects produced since the dawn of mankind.
Dedobbeleer’s practice explores sculpture, design, architecture and systems of display. He examines how value is ascribed to certain materials and practices, always with a lightness of touch or understated sense of humour.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer has exclusively created a limited edition silkscreen print titled Tête for Wiels. This image is presented in the exhibition, used on the cover of the accompanying book and as the exhibition poster. It is a photograph of a sculpted hairpiece from an antique sculpture, which is missing a face. The image is at once abstract and figurative, recognisable and perplexing, like so much of Dedobbeleer’s work.
Medium: Silkscreen, framed
Size: 142 x 102 cm
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered
Price: € 1,500 (all profits go to support WIELS)
This limited edition Koenraad Dedobbeleer print is available at Wiels