By Kieu Giang in HCMC
City art lovers can witness a meeting of five female artists from Munich (Germany) and HCMC, namely Traude Linhardt, Hertha Miessner, Susanne Wackerbauer, Nguyen Thi Tam and Tran Thuy Linh in the ‘From Germany to Vietnam - Art in juxtaposition’ at the City Exhibition House in District 1 a week on Thursday.
|Works by German artist Traude Linhardt will be on display at the Art in juxtaposition exhibition a week today downtown - Photo: Courtesy of the organizer|
Art in juxtaposition is an invitation to the audience to associate different cultural backgrounds with art and to start a personal dialogue on art. It is among activities conducted by the consulate general of Germany with an aim to build bridges between German and Vietnamese artists. It features 30 works on silk, water color and oil on canvas, digital camera collage and 11 sculptures.
“Completely different media and techniques have been used in their works, sculptures, paintings and photographs. And yet, I think, these pieces of art illustrate that they are based on diverse cultures and values. It is the objective of this exhibition to present the differences between the cultures and to open the door to a mutually fruitful dialogue and exchange in culture and art,” said Conrad Cappell, German consul general, in a statement.
Miessner applies colors, light and space effects to her photographic works, creating a luxury filled with mysteries. The sculptural works of Linhardt are made from plastic-package-strings, wire, Asian papers and filmstrips. Items of no value that no longer have a use have become art works with a profound significance. Using pencil, foil on wall, or acrylic on alu-dibond, Wackerbauer wishes to arouse the imagination, memories and individual messages through images of plants and fruits with architectural and sculptural elements.
The real Eastern spirit can be surmised from the works of Linh in this exhibition. Her strokes feature subjects from Buddhist and Taoist philosophy. Tam introduces a number of silk and oil paintings the subject of which are always concepts in conflict but in harmony such as: high and low, spirit and material and life and death.
Apart from this exhibition, a meeting between the German artists and the public will be held on Tuesday at Goethe Institute in District 3.
The exhibition runs until June 28 at the City Exhibition House at 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1.