Eric van Hove

Metamodern Apparatuses

Opening Thursday 24 May 2018 18:0021:00

Exhibition24 May 23 June 2018   

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Eric van Hove - Mahjouba I (2016) (Photo: Alessio Mei)

Eric van Hove - Mahjouba I, 2016 - Mixed media (13 materials) : Red copper, yellow copper, camel bones, cider wood, resin, tin, recycled brass, recycled aluminium, goat skin, Chinese electronics and electric parts, battery & magnets - 200 x 70 x 113 cm - edition of 3

Eric van Hove - BMW 7-series 760i intake manifold , 2018 - Mixed media (6 materials): Nickeled silver, yellow copper, cow bone, wood glue, tin & leather - 76 x 76 x 14 cm - edition of 5 and 1 A.P.

Eric van Hove - Alfasud Crankshaft, 2018 - Mixed media (7 Materials): Lemon wood, Thuya wood, recycled aluminum, steel, yellow copper, wood glue & sunflower oil - 50 x 25 x 25 cm - edition of 3


After years of traveling, artist Eric van Hove (1975, Guelma, Algeria) established the Fenduq, his atelier, in Marrakesh. There, together with his team of Moroccan master craftsmen, the African born Belgian artist has initiated a consistent sculptural interrogation of the role of craft in the 21st century. For his first solo exhibition at (re)D., van Hove will showcase several recent works as well as the first prototype of his acclaimed Mahjouba Initative, which aims at conceiving an electric moped made by craftsmen for the local market on a grand scale. Through the Mahjouba Initative the artist hopes to create a decentralized manufacturing model enabling Morocco’s nearly three million active craftsmen to reconcile with recent industrial history and find a new role for themselves in contemporary Moroccan society.


Artist talk with Eric van Hove, Hicham Khalidi (Associate Curator Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Lafayette Anticipation, Paris) and Johan Pas (director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp) on Thursday 21 June 2018 7 p.m. at Cinema Zuid, Antwerp. After the artist talk the long feature film “Mahjouba” (directed by Meriem Abid) will be shown. The event is free but space is limited, please reserve your seats at