Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels. He has been producing sculptures, installations, photographs, and publications since the end of the 1990s. His sculptures are reminiscent of everyday objects, but their relocation to the exhibition space frees them from their function as useful objects. The artist believes that the meaning of an object depends heavily on the context in which it is present-ed. He designs and arranges his works in response to the architecture in which they are presented. “What a gigantic problem the titles of works are: they load the object with meaning”. For Koenraad Dedobbeleer, titles never have a direct relationship with the objects that they describe.
Systematically Devaluating is part of the Gevaert, Foundation collection which includes the works published by Yves Gevaert Editeur (from 1974 to 2006) and Gevaert Editions (from 2008 until the present day). The work is part of the second set and is one of eight collaborative ventures between the artist and Gevaert Editions that was founded by Saskia Gevaert, continuing the work of her father. The publishing house works very closely with Belgian and international contemporary artists, such as Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Sylvie Eyberg, Jef Geys, Jacqueline Mesmaeker and Walter Swennen on the production of books about art, books about artists, and other limited editions.