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Eric van Hove

The Craft of Art

April 05, 2016, through May 01, 2016
Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Templates Eric van Hove created and used to make his V12 Laraki engine. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Templates created by Eric van Hove and used to make his V12 Laraki engine. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Dartmouth students in Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Dartmouth students in Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Detail of Eric van Hoves V12 Laraki Gearbox in Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Detail of Eric van Hove's V12 Laraki Gearbox in Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Detail of Eric van Hoves V12 Laraki in Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, located in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Detail of Eric van Hove's V12 Laraki in Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art, on view in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Location: Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-10:00 PM, Sun. 12:30-5:30 PM

In collaboration with the Studio Art Department and Dartmouth’s Artist-in-Residence Program, the Hood Museum of Art presents recent works by visiting Belgian artist Eric van Hove. Born in Guelma, Algeria, van Hove was raised in Yaoundé, Cameroon. In 2011, he moved to Marrakesh, Morocco, where he created his breakout V12 Laraki, an exact replica of the Mercedes-Benz engine of the same name, recently acquired by the museum. Produced in collaboration with about fifty-five local craftsmen, the sculpture showcases van Hove’s ingenuity and the brilliance of Maghreb craftsmanship. In addition to the majestic V12 Laraki, the exhibition includes an exploded V12 engine gearbox, and five smaller parts, all meticulously handcrafted using different techniques and with materials sourced from around Morocco.

This exhibition was generously supported by the Artist-in-Residence Program’s Nathan W. Pearson ‘32 and Sons Fund. Additional support was provided by the Hood Museum of Art’s William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Curator of African Art / Gerald Auten, Director of Exhibitions, Senior Lecturer in Studio Art

Assembling Eric van Hove’s V12 Laraki Gearbox (2015)

On April 4, 2016, visiting artist Eric van Hove assembled his V12 Laraki Gearbox in Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center. The work is installed in the exhibition Eric van Hove: The Craft of Art on view through May 1, 2016. The exhibition is presented by the Hood Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Studio Art Department and Dartmouth’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

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Apr 28
Hood Auditorium
5:00PM
Artist Eric van Hove and Curator of African Art Ugochukwu C. Nzewi

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