Steinmeier unter Künstlerin

2008-04-11 | Berliner Zeitung – Steinmeier unter Künstlerin von Frank Herold Was macht der hier? Weil ihn das niemand zu fragen wagte, fragt sich Frank-Walter Steinmeier kokett selbst. Der Bundesaußenminister, steht in der Galerieetage 210 zwischen den Arbeiten des chinesischen Künstlers Yongbo Zhao und denen des Deutschen Sebastian Heiner. Ein Schelm, dem zu dieser Konstellation…

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Kunst als politische Mission von Gabriele Walde

2008-04-10 | Berliner Morgenpost – Kunst als politische Mission Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier besucht den Kreuzberger Galerienkiez von Gabriele Walde Was tut man, wenn man Kanzlerkandidat werden möchte? Man versucht sich mit einer zusätzlichen Profilierung jenseits der rein Politischen. Die Kunst verleiht bekanntlich viele Musen-Flügel. Das Herz des Finanzministers Peer Steinbrück schlägt neuerdings für das Kino.…

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Marlboro-Mann der Kunst von Henrike Thomsen

2008-04-10 | Art Net: Marlboro-Mann der Kunst Aussenminister Steinmeier macht den Rundgang durch Berliner Galerien von Henrike Thomsen Dass Yongbo Zhao aus der Mandschurei stammt, sieht man seiner Kunst nicht an. Seit er 1991 mit der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn nach Leipzig und später nach München kam, hat er sich in das Studium der klassischen europäischen Malerei…

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Yang Jinnan & Zeng Wenjin – Preface

In the summer of 2005, by chance, I was introduced to Sebastian Heiner by Ling Jian, a Chinese artist living in Germany. Heiner extended a warm invitation fo my wife and me to visit his studio in Suojiacun. When entering his studio, we were stunned by the sight of a large pile of used paint tubes, tissue paper, fly swatters, mops and comps, things that are onmipresent in a farm produce market. We had visited many studios before, but none was in such a mess. The foremost impression on me was “madness”.

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Patrick Dreher – Auf der Suche nach dem Fremden

“Meine Gedanken schweifen immer wieder weit fort und ich muss mich konzentrieren, damit sie mir nicht zu lange in Beijing verweilen.”, schreibt Sebastian Heiner in einem Weihnachtsgruss aus dem fernen Berlin. Es ist diese dynamische, abenteuerliche und so unbekannt bleibende Millionenstadt, die ihm nicht aus dem Kopf gehen will.

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Zhu Jinshi – The Trend of Abstract Painting

The exhibitons and seminars of abstract paintings held in recent years seem to herald the flourishing of abstract art in China, which, as many signs indicate is about to happen sooner or later. Though abstract art, the last symbol of western modernism, no longer enjoys the glory it had in the 1950s and 60s, it remains an indispensable element in today¡äs art as a classic example of modernist art. Its features of elite culture, whoch are due to its formal aesthetics, do not mean that it takes the isolation from the masses as its principle. On the contrary, the abstract art that is the prodict of a specific period invariably reflects its progress.

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Impulse of creation – Lin Shuiuan

2004-08-22 | Culture – Impulse of creation German Artist Sebastian Heiner finds his energy in Beijing Lin Shuiuan In the spring of 2004, German artist Sebastian Heiner set in his home in Berlin´s Mitte district. Laid out on a table were books given to him by friends about China ´Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress`,…

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Record of a Journey to the East – Preface

Berlin is a city that has gone through devastation and continual reconstruction. District Mitte, which was originally situated in Eastern Berlin, has gradually turned into a growing art communitiy of the city.

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Nie Mu – Record of a Journey to the East

In the spring of 2004, German artist Sebastian Heiner sat in his home in Berlin’s Mitte district. Laid out on a table in front of him were the books about China given to him by friends – “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress”, “Home of the Dragon”, and so on.

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Dr. Huang Du – The abstract Discolation…

German artist Sebastian Heiner arrived in Beijing in April 2004 and began to immerse himself in this foreign culture. As a painter, he naturally chooses to express his understanding of this culture through painting. There is certain looseness and freedom has its preconditons, since it has arisen from a specific locality. To be more exact, he’s set himself free in his work by re-discovering himself in another culture. He’s created a new series of works based on such instinct.

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