until 21.07. | #2083ARTatBerlin | Griesbach ART (ARTCADIA Gallery) and China Conception show from 16th July 2018 at Löwenpalais the exhibition”Berlin meets Chengdu” with the artists Aldo Cristofaro, David Mildner, Peter Lindenberg, Martin Werthmann, Wang Lan, Bao Weifeng and Huang Zhuoran.
The German capital Berlin and the 14 million inhabitants metropolis Chengdu of the Chinese province Sichuan – both cities are under the sign of the bears: The brown bear in the coat of arms of Berlin and Chengdu, which designates itself as “Panda capital” of the world.
However, Berlin and Chengdu have even more in common: an extremely creative, artist-driven scene for the respective countries.
Every now and then there were tentative attempts to bring the two artificial worlds together to work out their similarities as well as their differences.
With “Berlin Meets Chengdu” we now want to take a closer look. We want to explore where the artists are touching, where they inspire each other, or how they can collaborate on joint projects in the future.
Berlin artist Aldo Cristofaro, David Mildner, Peter Lindenberg and Martin Werthmann meet Chinese artists Wang Lan, Bao Weifeng and Huang Zhuoran. This exhibition is the first step in a wider future cooperation between artists from Berlin and artists from Chengdu.
Hunang Zhuoran (*1981) studied visual design and painting. She lives and works in Shanghai and Suzhou. It was initially trained in classical, traditional ink painting. In 2017, her works were exhibited together with the works of the German artist Neo Rauch at “Drawing as Art – Art as Drawing” in China. Her works are in prestigious private and international collections.
Bao Weifeng (*1977) first studied painting at the Hangzhou College, then completed his master’s degree at the Berlin University of the Arts, Chinese-German Academy of Arts and the China Academy of Art Hangzhou. The pictures by Bao Weifeng were shown in exhibitions in Berlin and China. He received important art prizes and scholarships.
Wang Lan (* 1963) is rooted in the Miao culture, an ethnic minority in China. It was initially trained in traditional, classical ink painting at the Art College of the Minority Institute of Guizhou Province and the Shanghai Art Academy. Since the end of the 90s she lives in Germany. Her works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Germany and China. Since 2016, Wang has been a member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists Berlin (bbk) and the GEDOK Berlin, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Bambus Pforte Society for German-Chinese Cultural Exchange Berlin.
Peter Lindenberg (*1965) studied at the College of Fine Arts in Braunschweig. His genre includes painting and sculpture. His subjects are nature motifs, such as plants and animals. He lives and works in Berlin. Lindenberg ‘s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Germany and most recently also in China, where he is celebrating great successes.
David Mildner (*1983) lives and works in Berlin. He finished his studies at the Berlin UdK in 2017 as a master student of Professor Michael Anthony Müller. He studied at the UdK with Professor Robert Lucander. The works of the painter were in recent years, inter alia. in Hamburg, Katowice and Berlin. In his large-format works David Mildner examines forms of communication, ways and means. He focuses on the dynamics between the work and the viewer.
Martin Werthmann (*1982) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg in the class of Andreas Slominski and also under Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin and Daniel Richter. Werthmann was ranked among the 100 most important German artists in 2011 in “Kunst Welten”. His expansive, intermedial installations play with the apparent or actual incommensurability of their parts, questioning the absurdities of reality and putting the learned perception strategies of the viewer to the test.
Aldo Cristofaro (*1970) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Nicolaus Lang, Sean Scully, Günther Förg, then went to the UdK Berlin with Rebecca Horn and Burkhard Held to attend the Master of To gain fine arts. Co-founder of the artist groups “Eigen – Schafft” and “Chamäleon”, Visiting Professor Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas. Cristofaro’s works have been shown in group and solo exhibitions worldwide, including: in Caracas, Venezuela, London, New York, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Helsinki, Miami. The art magazine “Monopol” put him on his “Watchlist” because of his successes. He sees himself as a collector of visual and auditory impressions, which he translates into his informal painting. It is painted big city life, full of color and full of energy.
GRIESBACH ART (ARTCADIA Gallery) and CHINA CONCEPTION cordially invite you to the Vernissage on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Vernissage: Sunday, 15th July 2018, 3.00 to 8 pm
Exhibition period: Monday, 16th July to Saturday, 21st July 2018, only by arrangement, please contact Mrs. Ling Luo, Telephone: 0049 179 2730001, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE? Löwenpalais, Königsallee 30–32, 14193 Berlin–GrunewaldZur ARTCADIA Gallery
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