Grazia Toderi, group exhibition, “the Artists in their Own Words. 2000-2016 | The String Traveller” at SMAK, Gent
The String Traveller will be a group exhibition in which Huet allows himself free association between the purpose of GAGARIN and artisthood, and two Greek myths set near the labyrinth in Knossos: the fall of Icarus and Ariadne’s thread. Icarus and his father Daedalus, the architect of the labyrinth, are fleeing Crete using wings they have themselves made out of feathers. The impetuous Icarus flies too close to the sun; the wax holding the feathers together melts and he plunges inexorably into the sea. Theseus, using the ball of golden wool that Ariadne gave him, finds his way out of the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur.
In The String Traveller, Huet shows the work of about fifteen artists who, even if they have never published a piece in GAGARIN, share the magazine’s idiosyncratic approach: Leonor Antunes, Jack Arnold, Rosa Barba, Maya Deren, Marcel Duchamp, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Bernd Lohaus, Anthony McCall, Roman Ondák, Amalia Pica, Michael Ross, Grazia Toderi, Marilou van Lierop and a reference to Pablo Picasso.
January 28th – April 16th, 2017.