Déformation Professionnelle at SMAK, Gent

Déformation Professionnelle comprises a series of new sculptures and installations that build on the key works in Nairy Baghramian’s oeuvre over the last fifteen years. For this purpose she has reinterpreted not only the works themselves, but also the tools and other work materials that she used in making the artworks. In this exhibition, Baghramian in this sense criticises, emphasises and stretches the concept of the ‘retrospective’. Through her playful take on the retrospective view, she unpacks and interrogates the conceptual, economic, physical and social aspects of sculpture.


S.M.A.K., Ghent
until 19 February, 2017