Peripheral ARTeries meets
Idit Makover Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel
Focussing on the exploration of inside feelings about relations, about politics in her country and signs of hernation life, Idit Makover's work reflects the humanistic, natural curiosity of the wealth and heritage presented in this world. Her body of works that we'll be discussing in the following pages are marked out with an ambivalent quality that combine figurative and abstraction, to draw the viewers through a multilayered visual experience. One of the most impressive aspect of Idit Makover's work is the way it forces the viewer into a state of exteroceptive sensitivity exposing the artist's incentive, establishing a direct connection with its ego: we are very pleased to introduce our readers to her stimulating and multifaceted artistic production.
An interview by Josh Ryder, curator and Melissa C. Hilborn, curator
relate yourself to art making in general?
I was born in Israel. My parents immigrated from Europe. My late father survived the holocaust, but all his family perished. He reached Israel by himself and participated in its wars, survived, married and built a family. This background influenced me as a child. My parents did not discuss the unpleasant past at home, but like the rest of my contemporaries, I was aware of their pain and sorrow at their losses, and we understood the cruelty
Hello Idit and welcome to Peripheral ARTeries: we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. Are there any experiences that did particularly influence the way you currently conceive and produce your works? And in particular, how does your cultural substratum dued to the connection with the history of the Jewish people as well as your Israelian roots inform the way you SPECIAL ISSUE