Established as a commercial gallery with an emphasis on experimental and innovative practices, Artereal Gallery has built a strong reputation and some serious street-cred for presenting risk-taking and stimulating exhibitions by artists working at the forefront of contemporary practice.
When taken at face value, the title of Terrence Combos’ exhibition mga gzegtrvu seems to make no sense. This is because it doesn’t.
“It is a string of letters generated using a substitution cipher known as a Caesar shift. In this type of cipher the source information is processed by shifting each letter a certain number of places down the alphabet (in this case two places). As such, ‘mga gzegtrvu’ translates to ‘key excerpts’.”