Francis Feidler

Elasticommunication 1964 - 2020

Opening: 22.11.2020, 17:00

Francis Feidler's name is used synonymously with "contemporary art" in East Belgium. This is due to the fact that he founded the IKOB as the art centre of East Belgium and developed it into the Museum of Contemporary Art. On the occasion of our 27th anniversary, IKOB is celebrating with this exhibition not only the founder and long-standing director - but also the artist Francis Feidler, who exhibited very successfully throughout Belgium in the 1980s and 1990s.

His works are often traced back to a term he invented, that of "Elastic communication", which visualises all aspects of human communication through the spiral form. For Feidler, everything is indeed "Elastic Communication" - also and above all the relationship of the viewer to the work of art.

The exhibition sees itself as a retrospective that treats the founding of IKOB as part of Feidler's artistic practice.