Interview: Frank Van Imshoot | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Frank Van Imshoot

Interviews | May 17, 2016 |

Interview: Frank Van ImshootImage courtesy of Frank Van Imschoot

Interview: Frank Van Imshoot

Luca Curci talks with artist Frank Van Imshoot during LIQUID ROOMS THE BODY LANGUAGE | Venice 2015

Frank Van Imschoot is a Belgian artist born in Gent, Belgium. Living most of his time in Brussels and London. He started already taking holiday pictures en pictures of his direct surroundings in the early 80’s with the Kodak Ektra 200 of his brother. He became so attached to the camera, that his parents bought him a Minolta X300 for his 10th birthday. Wherever he was, his camera was with him.

 

Interview: Frank Van ImshootImage courtesy of Frank Van Imschoot

 

Luca Curci – Can you talk about your personal experience in Venice? What did you think about the whole organisation of the event, the artists’ selection, the communication management and opening nights?

Frank Van Imshoot – It was a very nice experience for me to be able to exhibit some of my artwork in this magical city, were art has always been an important topic. In the past Venice was described as “another world” which it really is. Certainly during the festival days when the weather was very foggy it was a joy to walk in the small streets with just the minimal amount of light around and then finding the very beautiful premises of the Ca’Zanard.
Once entering that beautiful place at the opening night it was a joy to see all those art enthusiast gathered together watching the amazing live performances surrounded with the art of the exhibited artists. All the event was well organised and all the communication went smoothly.

 

Interview: Frank Van ImshootImage courtesy of Frank Van Imschoot

 

L. C. – What do you think about the collaboration between It’s LIQUID and Ca’ Zanardi/Venice Art House?

F. V. I. – Having exhibitions organised inside the Ca’Zanardi/Art House is something a lot of Art event organisers could be jealous of. There organisation between Liquid and Ca’Zanardi was like a perfect symbiosis.

L. C. – Can you talk about the artwork you presented in Venice? How is it linked with the festival’s theme?

F. V. I. – The artwork which was selected for this theme (The Body Language) was Bric & Brac; two pictures that in my opinion always should be hanging next to each other. Each picture consists of half of a mannequin. Mannequins were/are used a lot by artists to help them in their art. Having that mannequin displayed as not being fully assembled bring up something unnatural which is the opposite were mannequins should stand for. The body language of a mannequin has often made feel the spectator feeling uncomfortable, it causes a response of revulsion. My work often consists of opposites (Black & White, young & old, poor & rich,…).

 

Interview: Frank Van ImshootImage courtesy of Frank Van Imschoot

 

L. C. – What are you currently working on?

F. V. I. – As i’m often shooting urban and street photography I need to travel a lot to get inspiration. So for the moment I work on some photos I’ve been taking on multiple continents this year. So I hope next year I’ll be able to show a combination of new work with some older works. For me it’s important to always have some older works exhibited too; they made me who I became.

L. C. – What is art for you?

F. V. I. – For me art is the reflection of my mind and soul. Capturing the moments I see and feel.

L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID organisations? Do you think they can represent an opportunity for artists?

F. V. I. – Seen the amount of events and places they organise art events i think it’s certainly a good idea for every type of artist to get in touch with them and see what’s possible to work together on future exhibitions.

 

more. nchase.com/frank/ 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


INTERVIEW: LI LIN-LIANG

Interviews | November 23, 2020

Li Lin-Liang is a photographer trained as a filmmaker at the Beijing Film Academy. She holds a Ph.D. Film history and theory from Beijing Film Academy and MFA at State University of New York at New Paltz. Read more


Charlotte Posenenske. Work in progress

Art | November 15, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean presents Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress. The exhibition traces the evolution of the pioneering work of Charlotte Posenenske (b. 1930, Wiesbaden; d. 1985, Frankfurt am Main) during the years 1956-68, a short but prolific period when she was active as an artist. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | November 14, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalist and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively wordwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group. Read more


Uncanny Valley: Being Human in…

Art | November 13, 2020

What are the invisible mechanisms of current forms of artificial intelligence (AI)? How is AI impacting our personal lives and socioeconomic spheres? How do we define intelligence? How do we envision the future of humanity? As technological innovation continues to shape our identities and societies, the question of what it means to be or remain human has become the subject of fervent debate. Taking advantage of the de Young museum's proximity to Silicon Valley, Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI arrives as the first major exhibition in the US to explore the relationship between humans and intelligent machines through an artistic lens. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!