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ZALM/SAUMON/SALMON

Sunday, 16 May, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, 31 December, 2021 - 17:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
VUB Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel
Honoré d'O
exhibition

Honoré d'O 

 

 Art with cut out of a salmon

 

 

Exhibition : "ZALM/SAUMON/SALMON" by Honoré d'O

 

The exhibition displays a replica of l'Abri du Poisson, the prehistoric cave in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Dordogne, where the oldest depiction of a fish discovered to date is located.

The spectator is taken in the thrill of, first the discovery of the cave in 1892, then the determination of the ceiling sculpture "the smiling salmon" in 1912, as well as the later artist's visit to the cave, under the expert guidance of Prof. Marc De Bie and Prof. Hans De Wolf.

The installation hides a narrative line that leads from the discovery of the cave, over the struggle for salvation, to the very first law of protection of prehistoric cultural heritage.

The exhibition designs a meeting place where classical and contemporary art,

‘pre’historic and ‘post’historical art, find each other in the same understanding of knowledge and ceaseless research.