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Until Sat 26 October

Faciality - Beyond the Silk Road

Husk Gallery
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Inge H. Schmidt


Husk Gallery presents the first Belgian solo show of the Berlin-based German artist Inge H. Schmidt. The curated exhibition “Faciality – Beyond the Silk Road” offers a first introduction to the artist's extensive painterly body of work through a selection of her renowned series of “Heads” and landscapes.

Faciality - Beyond the Silk Road is a solo show by Inge H. Schmidt featuring geographically selected works of her series of ‘Heads’ and landscapes. From 2007 to 2011 she travelled with a backpack and sketch book along the old Silk Road in Asia and 2016/17 in Iran, including Hormuz and Qeshm Islands (Bandari Women). The ‘Heads’ are portraits of people she met and drew during her journeys in Central Asia (Pamir Mountains, Wakhan Corridor, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan), China (Xinjiang (Western China), East Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Beijing), South Siberia (Altai, Tuva, Khakassia, Buryatia) and in the Caucasus Mountains (Georgia and Azerbaijan). The artist drew faces of ethnic minorities trying to survive in the lonely huts of the Pamir Mountains, marching through the snowy woods of Siberia or building their existence in sand-covered loam houses at the edges of the Taklamakan desert. Text fragments from her travel diary accompany the exhibited works and offer glimpses of these people’s unique life stories. As nature plays a major role and challenges their daily life, Schmidt’s landscapes of the overwhelming natural environment along the Silk Road were added to the exhibition. Some faces and landscapes left deep marks on the artist and will probably affect her artistically for a lifetime.

The exhibition offers more than a visual and textual travel report of personal encounters and sublime landscapes. By linking Inge H. Schmidt’s faces of Asian ethnic minorities and forsaken landscapes to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s Faciality concept, the art works reveal the close correlation between face and landscape. The title of the exhibition implies a philosophical approach which goes beyond the Silk Road.

Inge H. Schmidt

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 — Saturday, October 26, 2019


Husk Gallery

Waterloosesteenweg, 690/12
1180 Uccle

T. +32 478 52 16 46 


Date and time

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday from 13:00 to 18:00
Friday from 13:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 13:00 to 18:00
Sunday Closed




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