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Trailer Éric van Hove: Fenduq

Glossy wood, shiny copper, polished mother of pearl: materials from all over the world are combined in the traditionally reproduced engines of Éric Van Hove (Algeria, 1975). From the smallest screw to the cylinder head: international craftsmen handcraft each part under the direction of Van Hove. Until 5 January 2020, the major retrospective exhibition Éric Van Hove: Fenduq shows what human hands can make. At the same time, the work of the Belgian artist encourages reflection on global issues.

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The assembly of the D9T

The highlight of the exhibition Éric Van Hove: Fenduq is the D9T, a reproduction of a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer engine. Initially this vehicle was designed for construction projects in developing countries. Since the Vietnam War, this bulldozer has often been used by regimes to suppress uprisings and riots and as barricades. Because of this, the bulldozer has come to symbolise oppression instead of construction. Van Hove’s reproduction consists of 295 parts, made from 46 materials by 41 different craftsmen.

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Artist talk

Éric Van Hove talks about his inspiration.

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Artist talk

Éric Van Hove talks about his inspiration. 

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Fries Museum x New Perspectives Sara & Habtamu

New Perspectives

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Friese studenten in Marokko

Frisian students in Morocco
(Video by Lienke Luiking van Andringa, Renata Szymczyk and Simon Zwier. Students D'Drive, Friesland College.)