Welcoming a new artist-in-residence from Germany

Indian Kiev is the fourth artist to receive the Artist-in-Residence Scholarship in Vietnam from the Saxony State Cultural Fund with the previous ones being Christiane Baumgartner, Francis Nügel and Benjamin Flick, Indian Kiev is the fourth artist to receive the Scholarship. Artist-in-Residence in Vietnam of the Cultural Fund of the State of Saxony. During her 3-month stay in Hanoi, the female photographer from Leipzig will have the opportunity to learn deeply about art and culture in Vietnam. Let’s learn about her with Mahjong Center

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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