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German artists compare old and the new

Update: June, 21/2012 - 10:07

 

Torsos in time: An installation by Traude Linhardt is among artworks on display at the HCM City Exhibition House.
HCM CITY — The works of three German female artists, which broadly reflect the traditional being confronted by the modern, are displayed at an exhibition today in HCM City.

Titled From Germany to Viet Nam – Art Dialog, the event is organised by the office of the German Consulate General in the city.

Hertha Miessner, Susanne Wackerbauer and Traude Linhardt live and work in Munich.

While all three of them have distinct styles, they have frequently participated in joint projects and exhibitions, sharing an "artistic engagement to transform visual objects into abstract, serial and highly artificial compositions", according to a press release from the event organisers.

It says Miessner uses elements of traditional art techniques "only in order to put them into new contextualisation and combine them with modern technologies".

The works of Wacker-bauer have architectural and sculptural elements at their core. She "strives to give a halt to the time continuum by showing continuous change and continuous movements in the process of life.

Linhardt is a sculptor who uses torso-shaped structures made with iron strings and covers them with different materials like beeswax, jute or Asian paper. The works reflecting archaic models "being confronted with modern recycling materials like plastic, film or audiotapes".

The works of the three artists will be on display until next Thursday at the HCM City Exhibition House, 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, from 9am-8pm. — VNS

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