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Art Rotterdam : Liv Liberg. (1992, NL) at gallery Madé van Krimpen


You might recognize her work from her recently published photobook titled Sister Sister (APE), where she and her sibling Britt Liberg poetically deconstruct the evolution of time while emphasizing their separate journeys from childhood to adulthood. Over a period of 15 years, Dutch photographer Liv Liberg created an archive of what it’s like to come of age as sisters – one behind the camera, the other in front. She photographs her sister in diverse dramatic backdrops situated around the Dutch countryside, dressed in their parents’ apparel. Liv’s work features theatrical poses where fashion, art and her almost obsessive affiliation with photography fuse.

Through her compositional choices and subtle references to iconic fashion imagery, Liv provides viewers with a subjective yet relatable meta-narrative on how our gaze has been informed by a huge cache of fashion imagery stored in our heads and/or perpetually referenced in visual culture. The work is a personal history of how one learns to view their own body and those of others. Liv’s work is in constant evolution, her new work is neither enmeshed with or completely separate from her past work. As an artist she is both conceptual and aesthetic, this allows her to float freely in and out of the parameters of the fine art/ fashion world(s). Liv is currently taking full advantage of this freedom and can take on any form.


Madé van Krimpen
Prinsengracht 615 H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
[email protected]
+31 6 416 445 11

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