Edith Derdyk



I am quite deeply fascinated by the art of Edith Derdyk. The only thing that, for me, takes away some of the beauty, is being given a description like “15.000 meters of black cotton line, 9.000 stapples [sic!] and 3 days of setting up”. I do believe that these pieces are quite intricate, and providing this kind of information is a bit like telling people that they also have to admire it, because it’s a lot of work (note how this appears to cater to the quintessential modern confusion about art and craft: Since we’re all so lazy, we are led to believe that something that is a lot of work must be a piece of art; but the amount of time the production of an art piece takes is not what makes it art).