Published by MGLC (International Center of Graphic Arts) 2016
What’s Art Got to Do with It? (solo)
Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
4 – 28 August 2016
Curator: Vladimir Vidmar
If we weren’t here … look, immediately the grass is growing (solo exhibition)
Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb
22 December, 2016 – 7 January, 2017
Curator: Janka Vukmir
Gwen Raverat (1952). Period piece: A Cambridge childhood.
Memories of a turn-of-the-century childhood by the granddaughter of Charles Darwin
This little wood was also the scene of a form of sport, of which Aunt Etty can claim to be the inventor; and which certainly deserves to be more widely known. In our native woods there grows a kind of toadstool, called in the vernacular The Stinkhorn, though in Latin it bears a grosser name. The name is justified, for the fungus can be hunted by the scent alone; and this was Aunt Etty’s great invention. Armed with a basket and a pointed stick, and wearing a special hunting cloak and gloves, she would sniff her way round the wood, pausing here and there, her nostrils twitching, when she caught a whiff of her prey; then at last, with a deadly pounce, she would fall upon her victim, and poke his putrid carcase into her basket. At the end of the day’s sport, the catch was brought back and burnt in the deepest secrecy on the drawing-room fire, with the door locked; because of the morals of the maids. Perhaps now that there are no maids, this part of the ritual does not matter so much. Anyhow, it was the chase and not the morality which appealed to Aunt Etty. She used to excuse her ardour by saying: ‘Some day there will be no more stinkhorns left in the wood,’ but she would have been dreadfully disappointed if that had happened. How is it that this exhilarating and wholesome sport is so little known? There must be many owners of fine preserves of stinkhorns, who make no use of their privileges at all.