Eric van Hove
The Craft of Art
April 05, 2016, through May 01, 2016
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
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