Friday, 22 June 2018
herman de vries – gavdos 34˚ 50' N, 24˚ 05' E, Art Affairs, Amsterdam
herman de vries
gavdos 34˚ 50' N, 24˚ 05' E
journal – plants – earth – stones
29 June – 1 September 2018
1019 HD Amsterdam
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.