东游记 – 德国艺术家Sebastian Heiner个展

2004年春天, 德国艺术家Sebastian Heiner在柏林Mitte区的家, 方桌上摆着友人送的关于中国的书,《巴尔扎克与小裁缝》,《龙的故乡》等等。这些书的封面或是龙的图案或是有着大辫子细眼睛的女孩子,带着这些印象,Sebastian开始了他的中国之旅。

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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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东游记

柏林,一个曾经被摧毁,后又被不断重建的城市。 原处东柏林的Mitte区近几年来渐渐成为城中新兴艺术区。出生在西柏林的艺术家Sebastian Heiner,近年来一直生活工作在那里。

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Manuela Lintl – Sebastian Heiner

The history of painting is often no less suspensful than an exciting historical novel. From the very beginning with prehistoric cave paintings to the strictly iconographic rules of the middle ages, from the blossoming of modernity and on to the battles waged among historicism, naturalism and impressionism in the ninetheenth centrury – all this ultimately leads in the twentieth century to the unleashing of pure paint.

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Michaela Nolte – Paintings/Sculptures

“But Paradise is barred, and the cherup is is behind us; we must undertaken a journey around the world to see if somewhere, perhaps on the far side, it is still open.” – Heinrich von Kleist On the Puppet-Theatre Wurzelmann 1996

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Wulf Herzogenrath – A personal note

Ever since I was a six year old I visited Willi Heiner’s studio. Artist’s studios such as his are alluring not only to kids. Strange objects that have been collected and stacked up over time, bizarre newspaper articles and reproductions, weird smells of oil paints and turps mixed with a black cigarette’s strong smell bedazzle the onlooker.

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Kurzporträt Ticha Matting

Photo: Alan Patrick Ticha Matting ist 1989 in Berlin geboren, studiert Kulturarbeit an der FH Potsdam und absolviert zur Zeit ein Auslandsjahr an der Bezalel University in Jerusalem, Israel. Dort hat sie sich im Fotografie-Department eingeschrieben und beschäftigt sich mit den Widersprüchen und der Absurdität, die ihr in diesem Land begegnen. Außerdem schreibt sie Gedichte…

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