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I first met Tamara Van San in 2007 during preparations for an exhibition. I happened to be in the garden of the museum when the artist pulled up in a large van from which she and three men lifted a very heavy polyurethane sculpture, carried it fifty metres and then put it down on the grass. The one-and-a-half-metre- high sculpture represented a cloud but resembled a clenched fist. Both the person …

I first met Tamara Van San in 2007 during preparations for an exhibition. I happened to be in the garden of the museum when the artist pulled up in a large van from which she and three men lifted a very heavy polyurethane sculpture, carried it fifty metres and then put it down on the grass. The one-and-a-half-metre- high sculpture represented a cloud but resembled a clenched fist. Both the person and the sculpture radiated a mixture of sensuality and strength. In subsequent years I met and talked to Van San several times, usually with reference to sculptural installations or exhibitions. For …

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Nieuwevaart 124/001
Gent, BE