Exhibition “Storyteller – Contemporary Art from Leipzig”


Thu Apr 7th 2016 to Wed Apr 27th 2016
Vietnam, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh

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The works of eleven artists are telling stories which could occur in the exact same way: in a studio, on boulevards in Brooklyn or in one’s favorite pub in Leipzig-Lindenau. From the 6th until the27th of April 2016, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi presents the exhibition “Storyteller – Contemporary Art from Leipzig” in cooperation with the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts at the premises of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. As part of the exhibition, you can find video works at the Goethe-Institut. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt, director of the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts, opens the exhibition on the 6th of April at 5pm at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. He will also guide you through the exhibition on the 7th of April, and hold a lecture about it on the 8th. Since the 1970s the art world uses the term “Leipziger Schule”. However, it is not a consistent style which interconnects the associated artists Bernhard Heisig, Wolfgang Mattheuer and Werner Tübke, but their domain: the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. The exhibition “Storyteller” presents works of the third generation, which has been shaped particularly by the students of Heisig and Mattheuer – Sighard Gille and Arno Rink – and which still reveals a tendency to tell stories.

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