Altijd nog hetzelfde spel op de wagen


Paul De Vree


Photography, 80 x 87 cm.
Materials: photo emulsion, canvas

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BRDV_02).

The condition humaine or tragic fate of mankind is powerfully conveyed in Altijd nog hetzelfde spel op de wagen (1973). In this work, this sentence is added to a photograph showing a group of East-Asian refugees on the back of a truck overloaded with household furniture. The word ‘nog’ (still) was inspired by the observation that the series of people on the run from violence is of all times and unending. De Vree with his family also had to flee, in their case from the invading German army on a hay cart in 1914.

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