“New German painting” artworks exhibition on the 40th anniversary of DE-VN diplomatic relations

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Germany. and Vietnam, the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Art Association Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) in Berlin and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum introduces to the audience selected works of a generation of young German artists.

Before Vietnam, this exhibition was exhibited by Ms. Gabriele Gauler at the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong until mid-April. In her work, six artists, six famous faces in the international painting world, perform. distinct styles and ways of looking at contemporary art, and at the same time dealing with art history in different ways, and producing different results: From large-format paintings and ant-shaped blocks to small pieces of wood cut from cabinets.

The curator of this exhibition is art historian Marc Wellmann, artistic director of the Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) in Berlin. He will also be present at the opening ceremony and share with the audience about this exhibition.


In her paintings, Stefanie Gutheil (born 1980) brings expression into a fanciful inner world. In many of her works, she was reminiscent of traditional German Expressionism.

Florian Meisenberg (born 1980) painted weightless objects on flag-shaped canvases that were often hung on walls or hung on roof ledges, eventually inverting their images. Born in Berlin, he now lives in New York.

Artwork by Sebastian Neeb
Works by Sebastian Neeb
Uwe Henneken (born 1974) blends classic romantic painting motifs with elements of Garbage Culture.

Sebastian Neeb (born 1980) uses a variety of materials to draw, photograph and structure objects. He cites famous motifs of art history, using personal photographs, from which to develop new events and connections.

Abstract painting and graphics are at the heart of Tanja Rochelmeyer (born 1975). Her rigorous geometric compositions are computer-generated before she puts them on canvas.

Christoph Ruckhäberle (born 1972) is seen as the representative of the “New Leipzig School”. His paintings are mostly figurative with abstract and extremely vibrant elements.

The works of Indian Kiev combine classical themes with techniques of reproduction with accidental or intentional defects. The artist captures classic motifs and themes such as flower baskets, scenery or animals, creating not one but several analog images, with very slight variations in camera angle in each image. This results in a result that at first glance only shows ordinary, nothing spectacular images that the artist scanned and printed, keeping all the errors in the process. Arranged in three-panel screens or in a series of four or five panels, these series always show variations and nuances in each motif, thereby achieving a painterly dignity with an almost compelling appeal. unable to resist.

In Vietnam Indian Kiev will expand its existing collection “Cliché of a Landscape”, focusing on the forests and nature of Vietnam. “Cliché of a Landscape” deals with European scenes, including those she took of the forest along the Leipzig river. During his stay in Vietnam, the artist sought an exchange and was particularly interested in the Hanoians and their connection to nature.

In French, the word “cliché” also means “to take pictures” and is also used for film negatives. But the works of Indian Kiev also refer to the German phrase “Klischee” which means crude imitation, prejudice or typographic pattern (part of the braille process). Under the title “Cliché of a Landscape, Jungle” (Cliché of a Landscape, Jungle), the Goethe-Institut Hanoi displays the photographic works of Indian Kiev from September 16 to October 4. The artist will also discuss his practice in a conversation with the artist and will pass on his knowledge to young photography enthusiasts in workshops in Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Bright.

Indian Kiev was born in 1982 in Germany, lives and works in Leipzig. She studied Photography at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in France and the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, under the guidance of professors Gütschow & Eiko Grimberg. Indian Kiev has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Schloss Plüschow Composer Fellowship and the Marion Ermer Prize

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