October 3rd, 2010–January 30th, 2011
Emil Wachter. Stillness and Movement –
Watercolors on Dance
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, 2nd floor
Eröffnung: Sat Oct 2nd, 7 p.m., HfG, Atrium 3
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Karlsruhe artist Emil Wachter is well-known to a broad public far beyond the region, above all, among painters, sculptors and to the creators of ecclesiastical art. Owing to their memorable features, his extensive works of stained-glass windows are especially fascinating. His many themes are drawn from both Christian and Jewish cultural contexts. Alongside his ecclesiastical works, however, Wachter has created an especially varied and comprehensive oeuvre of paintings, watercolors and drawings, in which worldly themes and Far Eastern aesthetics encounter one another.
The exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, arranged on the occasion of his 90th birthday, presents a selection from his current work on the theme of dance. In 65 works in India ink and watercolors he depicts with overwhelming creative energy the many-sided spectrum of motifs between stillness and movement, between figuration and abstraction.
Curated by Andreas F. Beitin
Saturday 4 p.m. (with VOR DEM ZKM)
With the kind support of the cultural office of the city of Karlsruhe
Emil Wachter »Lento«, 2010, Im Besitz des Künstlers
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010, Foto: ONUK