Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, Rochelle Feinstein, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany 2016

Geography 1994, Rochelle Feinstein [1], Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany 2016.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2016

His eyes followed my form from one room to the next, one exhibit to the next. He watched me grab the by-laying catalogue from the clean white benches that invite visitors to sit and contemplate the displays. He watched me, with catalogue in hand, stride back to the painting of a framed white paint splatter. In that moment, he strode across the room covering the distance in but a few long strides between us to stand by a Rochelle Feinstein work that I was contemplating with my back to wall. He pointed to the caption on the wall regarding the framed paint. I read the caption. He smiled. I smiled right back. The photograph shown above was taken right after that encounter with him.

Rochelle Feinstein, Lenbachhaus 2016

Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany 2016

Rules on conceptual art, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany 2016.

The Lenbachhaus is most famous for two immense collections. The first set of paintings is by Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group of expressionist artists who established themselves in Munich in 1911. And the other established just about a decade later in the 1920s is the counter-expressionist group of artists on Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

Rochelle Feinstein, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany 2016

Before And After, 1999 (2013), Rochelle Feinstein, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany 2016.

In the myriad of conversations had on the multiple floors of exhibits of different life philosophies, I found myself standing most still in observation in the midst of the contemporary art displays.

If there was any inclination, it would have been by Rochelle Feinstein entitled Before and After 1999.

[1] Hegert, N. 2016. Rochelle Feinstein Gets the Retrospective She So Clearly Deserves, The Huffington Post, 2 April 2016. Internet resource at Retrieved 24 June 2016.