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Rochelle Feinstein in Basellandschaftliche Zeitung

30 April 2020
Rochelle Feinstein in Basellandschaftliche Zeitung
full spread of newspaper


As part of its new series "Kunst in der BZ," Kunsthaus Baselland invited Rochelle Feinstein to contribute a full page artwork to the Basellandschaftliche Zeitung newspaper.

"I haven’t been in my studio for 7 weeks, yet I’ve been thinking about this image since 2018, when I took the photo in Rome. I’m working solely with the 7 colors of the prism; of rainbows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, colors used for digital mapping, ubiquitous emojis, rainbow flags, etc. This limited-yet-familiar palette saturates my works in different mediums/media. I was moved by the sentiment in “Missed” as much as the rain-soaked inks obscuring the subject of this longing. The image came with meaning, yet for 2 years I’d been unable to find a broader context for that meaning. I didn’t know what to do with it, but it lingered. As we endure and adapt to the pandemic, I returned to the photograph, its “meaning” now so apparent to me. What don’t we miss? The word MISSED speaks volumes to who; to what we miss; to the missed futures we imagined, and if fortunate, to the futures we have to re-imagine."

 – Rochelle Feinstein, 25 April 2020