Artist Talk: “Nature and (Wo-)man in Times of Climate Change”

Artist Talk: “Nature and (Wo-)man in Times of Climate Change”

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Fri 06 Sep 2019, 4 pm
Goethe Institut
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

We invite you to participate in this conversation about art and the question of what conceptual work in art is. We all live in social contexts. Our environment provides the artist with the framework to which his/her reflections and artistic creation refer. Whether it is situations in society or a global phenomenon such as climate change, the artist is always challenged to refer to such contexts, and that means finding form and expression for his/her views on such issues.

With the participation of:
– Ms Sandra Mann, artist from Frankfurt / Main
– Mr. Le Duc Hai and Mr. Le Ngoc Thanh, New Art Foundation Hue
– Dr. Vuong Trong Duc, Hanoi Art College, moderator

Sandra Mann recently organized an exhibition in Frankfurt / Main on The German Way of Life. Artists from Germany and abroad presented their views on Germany. Le Duc Hai and Le Ngoc Thanh were among them. They are familiar with Germany through numerous invitations and friends there. In August, Sandra Mann accepted their invitation to Hue.

In her photo-series “Forest Life”, Sandra Mann works on the relationship of humans to nature and wildlife. In Vietnam she continued this series. In Hue she met conservationists and artists. These encounters have resulted in new photographic productions. For example, she developed a special image idea with artist Thai Van Nguyen. He is committed to protecting pine pines or pangolins in Cuc Phuong National Park. Another idea she developed with the Le Brothers. This one is about the ongoing effects of Agent Orange. These and other examples may serve you to feel invited to our discussion about conceptual art.

Concept art is an artistic point of view. It is not just about beauty, it’s about ideas and the text behind the picture. That is what we call concept.

Language: Vietnamese, German

Free admission

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 24 3734 2251
Fax: +84 24 3734 2254
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