Exhibition “New Painting from Germany” by Goethe Institut

Source: Hanoi Grapevine

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Artwork by Uwe Henneken

Opening: Tue 14 May 2015, 5 pm

Exhibition: 15 – 31 May 2015, 9 am – 5 pm

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

From Goethe Institut:

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of German-Vietnamese diplomatic relations the Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with the art association Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) in Berlin and the National Museum of Fine Arts, is introducing a new generation of German artists.

The exhibition which was hosted by the Goethe Institut in Hong Kong until mid-April under the direction of Gabriele Gauler now comes to Hanoi. Six artists with international reputation are presenting their positions in contemporary painting. All of them refer in different ways to art history. The result varies from large-scale formatted figurative painting and architectural forms up to smaller scale cabinet pieces on wood.

The curator of the exhibition is art historian Dr. Marc Wellmann, artistic director of the Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) in Berlin.

Artwork by Christoph Ruckhaberle

Artwork by Christoph Ruckhaberle

The exhibition presents the works of six artists which already achieved an excellent reputation worldwide. They will explain their positions to the contemporary art scene whereby all of them refer in different ways to well-known elements of art history.

The result is manifold and ranges from large-scale formatted figurative painting and architectural forms up to smaller scale cabinet pieces on wood.

With an introduction by the curator Dr. Marc Wellmann from Berlin at the opening of the exhibition.

Artwork by Florian Meisenberg

Artwork by Florian Meisenberg

The artists:

In her paintings Stefanie Gutheil (*1980) lends expression to an inner world of fantasy. In many of her works she takes reference to German Expressionism.

Florian Meisenberg (*1980) paints weightless objects on flag-like canvases that are casually suspended from the wall or hung on small cornices, ultimately subverting their pictoriality. Born in Berlin he now lives in New York City.

Artwork by Sebastian Neeb

Artwork by Sebastian Neeb

Uwe Henneken (*1974) mixes motifs from classic romantic painting with elements of trash culture.

Sebastian Neeb (*1980) paints, takes photos, constructs objects – using different materials. He quotes famous motifs of art history, uses private photos and thus develops new events and relations.

Abstract painting and graphics is the focus of Tanja Rochelmeyer (*1975). Her strict geometrical arrangements are generated in the computer before she brings them on the canvas.

Christoph Ruckhäberle (*1972) is considered as a representative of the “New Leipzig School”. His paintings are mostly figurative with abstract elements and extremely colorful.

Artwork by Stefanie Gutheil

Artwork by Stefanie Gutheil

Artwork by Tanja Rochelmeyer

Artwork by Tanja Rochelmeyer

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