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Paul Gaugin: The Listening Eye

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Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Oct. 28, 2013, 7 p.m.


Dario Gamboni embarks on the trail of the notoriously restless European 19th-century artist Paul Gauguin. During the “period of incubation” that the artist customarily underwent after arriving in a new environment, such as Brittany, New Zealand, or Tahiti, he drew in order to familiarize himself with people and place. Gamboni follows Gauguin’s traces, capturing his own observations in photographs, drawings, and notes. The resulting comparisons, which were published in Gamboni's contribution to Documenta 13 (Documenta 13 publication No. 19), bear witness to the intensive approach made by the author toward Gauguin’s way of working and thinking.