In this new series of sculptures, Troika take iconic figures and forms and deconstruct them into separate 'slices'. Stemming from Troika’s continuing interest in reductionism and emergence, ‘Hebe’ investigates the notion that a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In their adoption and calculated rearrangement of 'archetypal' Greek sculpture copies, the works contrast the heterogenous nature of archaic, Greek philosophy with the dominant contemporary, analytical viewpoint of knowledge.
‘Hebe’ explores the borders of rational knowledge in our utmost knowledge-based society. By physically slicing a reproduction of Bertel Thorvaldsen's Hebe, the greek goddess of eternal youth, Troika’s new work presents an intimate, positive relationship between epistêmê and technê, a unity of understanding and practise, and an inquiry into the limits of knowability.
‘Hebe’ was shown for the first time at Art Basel 2017 with Galería OMR.