Éric Van Hove (Algeria, 1975) researches the relevance of local crafts in a highly globalised world economy. He does this by reproducing industrial products together with craftsmen.
In Van Hove’s work, the local and the global come together and handicrafts are placed in a contemporary context. His oeuvre stimulates a re-evaluation of handiwork and craftsmanship and links tradition to innovation.
This publication is published by Jap Sam Books in cooperation the Fries Museum to accompany the exhibition 'Éric Van Hove - Fenduq', February 2019 - January 2020.