Thu 19 Mar 2015, 7 pm
From Goethe Institut:
In March the Goethe-Institut Hanoi presents the exhibition Harvest Moon by husband-and-wife artist duo Christiane Campioni and Tobias Küster-Campioni, with large-format works of lacquer on metal and wood. The artists will explain this special technique, inspired by traditional Vietnamese lacquer painting, in an artist talk at Goethe Institut Hanoi during which they will also present other works, for example from the field of interior design.
In 2009 Christiane Campioni’s practical interest in the technique of lacquer painting was re-awakened. Her husband, the architect Tobias Küster-Campioni, encountered a small company in Uzbekistan that applies metal powder mixed with a bonding agent to wall surfaces, which after drying are ground and polished. Campioni combined this with traditional Vietnamese lacquer painting techniques. Metals such as zinc, copper, iron, brass, bronze or steel are utilized to develop paintings combining different metals with inlays of eggshell, mother of pearl, bamboo or wood veneer. The Campionis are the only ones in the world using liquid metal in this special way.
Christiane Campioni & Tobias Küster-Campioni The husband-and-wife artists Christiane Campioni and Tobias Küster-Campioni live and work in Erfurt, Germany with their two sons, where they run a small gallery. After graduating with a degree in conservation and restoration of art and cultural assets in Dresden, Christiane Campioni studied in Hanoi and learned the techniques of traditional Vietnamese lacquer painting. She also published a guide to the profession of restorer. In 2005 Tobias Küster-Campioni was awarded the architecture prize of the Technical University of Dresden for excellence (urban development). Since 2014 he is guest lecturer for interior design and theory at the Hanoi Architectural University in Vietnam.
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