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herman de vries

posted: June 17, 2018

ID P02021 N01070

40 years ago herman de vries visited the greek
island of gavdos, south of crete. at the time,
the island had no regular boat service and was
scarcely visited. the inhabitants - 80 then -
still used donkeys for transportation.

herman always had wanted to return to this
paradise to him and finally he did in 2016.
the result of this visit is a beautiful body of work,
shown for the first time and consisting of a
73 part ‘journal’, stone works, as well as a
series of 15 earth rubbings a.o.

also his son vince de vries shot a poetic
documentary on the occasion.

opening party: june 29, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
 
     
 
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