- Caroline Kurze
The artwork of IDIOTS, a group consisting of three artists, is terrifying and disturbingly beautiful at once. Afke Golsteijn, Ruben Taneja and Floris Bakker create art made of a mixture of sculpture, handicraft, jewellery, and taxidermy. Exotic Birds become precious windup toys sitting on glass branches embroidered with pearls and jewels.+ Read More
Despite the fact that some viewers would categorize this art form as cruel and appalling it can also be seen as a ‚statement about the gap between nature and capital’, a kind of social criticism. Afke Goldsteijn says: ‘My ambition is to daydream. Where are the thresholds of fantasy? Each truth is being coloured through fantasy. I try to tell stories with my sculptures. And there is always a dualistic emotion present’.
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