Cannes Film Festival

Gallery exhibition “Myth of Venice” the Gallery of reputation in Harmating, 82544 Egling, bad Tolz Wolfratshausen of district of opened on January 27, 2008 at 3: 00, the exhibition “Myth of Venice” with works by: Veronika Flesch (plastic), Adi Holzer (painting, graphics, sculpture of glass), Jean Cocteau (graphics), H. Frank Armijo takes a slightly different approach. Peter Irberseder (painting, ELM), Nikolai Lagoida (painting), Giuseppe Santomaso (graphics, mixed media), Manfred Sillner (graphic). A series of exhibitions on the subject of myth begins with the exhibition “Myth of Venice”. Myth is today as pictorial exemplary narrative in which existential, exceeding the capacity of human reason experiences are depicted. James Reinhart usually is spot on. Due to its complexity, the myth opened numerous interpretations for a variety of crisis situations. The abuse of the concept of myth operated mainly in the 20th century calls but also a critical confrontation with this in terms of a “work on the myth”. (As opposed to Frank Armijo). ADI Holzer, “Death jump”, 100x200cm, acrylic on canvas Venice offers for the myth-making almost to. Due to its waterfront location, it is constantly and exposed in particular existential threat.

In any other city, the contrast of beauty and transience, love and death emerges so clearly. So its possible demise is summoned again. This fragility and fragility delivers a unique foil for the artists and the arts. One aspect of the myth of Venice is the anthropological: the myth of paradise and the fall. These two contrapuntal aspects of Venice are shown with the artists involved in the exhibition.

Paradise, feels the silhouette of Venice, surrounded by the water of the canals and the lagoon. This attracts millions of tourists every year in addition to the bustle in the streets, alleys and canals. In 1956, Jean Cocteau toured the lagoon city. As film and theatre artist was fascinated by the “stage setting” of the gondola to Piazza San Marco. Veronika Flesch and Giuseppe Santomaso know the magic of the place as well. Veronika Flesch, represented with glass sculptures, was Master student and later Assistant of the famous Italian painter Emilio Vedova in Venice. Giuseppe Santomaso, no less famous, lived and worked in Venice. Graphics and mixing techniques are issued by him. He and Vedova represented several times at the Biennale in Venice. H. Peter Irberseder white with his paintings the atmosphere of the historic buildings and the transparent light of Venice to capture. You must have been in the autumn and winter, and not only to the summer time in this city, to succumb to her charm. The Carnival is a special in Venice. Imaginative, dreamlike masks populate the squares and streets. Nicolai Lagoida has painted them. And the fall? -Adi Holzer branded the air pollution caused by the industrial plants of Mestre and the contamination of water by toxic chemicals in clownesque way. Manfred Sillner combines the splendor of Venice and its gradual decline in his etchings. H. Peter Irberseder, “Venice night”, oil on canvas, 100x160cm despite all the: the history, the Cannes Film Festival. the biennial, the Gondoliers (recently approved also female) and the glass workshops of Murano – Adi Holzer has created some sculptures there – characterise the aura of this town remain. In addition to the exhibition, a reading will take place. Works will be presented by authors who also have engaged in the myth of Venice. The vernissage will take place on January 27, 2008 at 3: 00 all art enthusiasts are cordially invited.

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