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Irene Kopelman

Irene Kopelman (born 1974, Córdoba, Argentina) is an artist based in Amsterdam whose work explores the relationship between science and art.Art critic Kevin Greenberg wrote: "For the artist Irene Kopelman, exposure is everything. Whether it’s the seared expanses of Egypt’s White Desert or the freezing waters of the Antarctic, “If I’m not there, out in the elements and directly observing things, even if it’s windy or bitterly cold, the pieces won’t develop the way they should,” she says.Kopelman’s work marries the clinical distance of scientific observation with an almost spiritual reverence for landscape and the objects, large and small, that comprise it. Wonder in the face of nature’s indifference to human striving is nothing new, of course. Bergsonian notions of the sublime consumed the psyche of pre-modern Europe and colored much of the continent’s art and literature for decades. But much like the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, Kopelman’s work employs the otherness of nature to reveal something integral about the recesses of the individual self."

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Irene Kopelman (born 1974, Córdoba, Argentina)[1] is an artist based in Amsterdam whose work explores the relationship between science and art.[2]

Art critic Kevin Greenberg wrote: "For the artist Irene Kopelman, exposure is everything. Whether it’s the seared expanses of Egypt’s White Desert or the freezing waters of the Antarctic, “If I’m not there, out in the elements and directly observing things, even if it’s windy or bitterly cold, the pieces won’t develop the way they should,” she says.

Kopelman’s work marries the clinical distance of scientific observation with an almost spiritual reverence for landscape and the objects, large and small, that comprise it. Wonder in the face of nature’s indifference to human striving is nothing new, of course. Bergsonian notions of the sublime consumed the psyche of pre-modern Europe and colored much of the continent’s art and literature for decades. But much like the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, Kopelman’s work employs the otherness of nature to reveal something integral about the recesses of the individual self."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irene Kopelman concibió una instalación con productos químicos". La Nación. 6 July 2001. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alto en la sierra". Página 12. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 


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