Hernan BAS

Insects from Abroad

solo show

January 18 - March 11, 2018

tokyo

Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku

artist info

382 people attended the opening.
5 206 people attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was open for 39 days.
Daily average 133 visitors per day including opening, 127 per day excluding opening.

  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
  • Artist:Hernan BAS, Exhibition:Insects from Abroad
“Insects from Abroad” exhibits Bas’s newly-created series of paintings and drawings inspired by an entomology book published in 1874 titled Insects Abroad: Being a popular account of foreign insects, their structure, habits, and transformations. Bas found the flamboyant poetics used to describe insects in this book parallel to the visual vocabulary used to describe the late nineteenth century European effeminate male character of ‘The Dandy.’ According to Bas, historically these characters were ridiculed, described as if they were actual insects, and given the appearance of an otherworldly species completely separate from ‘common decent society.’