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Julie Kern Donck
549 Rue de la Madeleine
Abstracting observations from her everyday experience infused with a poetic spirit, Julie Kern Donck clairvoyantly strikes a tone of reconsideration. Her work explores codes in historicism and symbols. She utilises her in-depth knowledge of materials to create narratives that interplay with our understanding of the past in context with contemporary attitudes.
« We were looking around our house, thinking about what to do and where to start. And this feeling struck us. It posed the question : Where does art begin ? Where do we find inspiration and more importantly the legitimacy for making more trash in the world ? The home environment is an important starting point since we recognised the importance of familiarity that this space provides for us. We find interface of the world in our rooms or our archives and sources of codes that enable us to decode or interpret the world. In this domestic environment, what struck us initially was that of the gazing animals, animals that have become domesticated, images of lions which sit on our coffee table framed like in a zoo. Masks from a Halloween after party oddly manipulated, personified. »
Julie Kern Donck start to unravel ideas of our relationship to objects and their meaning.