Portfolio Category: Collections

NATURALIA

“Kitsch is the world as we would like it to be; not as it is; the capturing in a concrete thing of the most ineffable feelings and tenderest emotions. Kitsch is a flight from the present, a siren’s song luring us into a voyage void of time distinctions. Kitsch is the key to this secret …

DECONSTRUCTED MAPS

Waldman uses old maps to explore the concept of borders, boundaries, relationships, the spaces between and the edges between us. This parallels the modern world as it becomes further occupied with notions of “us” and “them” and is imposing more boundaries than ever to keep people either in or out. More walls are being built …

WOMENS WORK

“…consummates a centuries-old sense of loss manifested in a highly visual aesthetics of saturation, artifice and melancholia…” — Celeste Olalquiaga, The Arti- ficial Kingdom Harkening back to her connection to and love of the craft of tapestry, this work uses objects from the past to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Representing Waldman’s longing for a …

SOUVENIR

Consisting of 40 found objects, personal relics from the past, from vintage stores, Waldman asks viewers to go beyond superficial perceived ideas about what might just look pretty to see beneath a possible facade. Some of the works are only stains which have been left “unedited” and even enhanced by being enlarged. The objects, mostly …

CURIOSITY CABINETS

“This separation of things from their original context and functions made them into commodities, increasingly susceptible to the projection of cultural desires and anxieties.” (Olalquiaga) Cabinets of curiosities (also known as Cabinets of Wonder) were encyclopaedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renais- sance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorise …