Maxim kantor: amazement in the garden of knowledge

Maxim kantor is one of the most important russian artists. His paintings hang in the rough museums of australia, europe and the united states – now he is coming to bamberg with his works

2016 the city has conquered the heart of the universal artist during the hegel week at the university of bamberg, says the university's press release. From this connection his wish to show his art in bamberg had already arisen at that time. Together with prof. Christian illies, holder of the chair of philosophy II and organizer of the hegelwoche, and fabian franke, director of the university library, are now realizing this project with an exhibition. It will be held tomorrow friday at 7 pm in the partial library 1, at the university 2, under the title "garden of knowledge" opened in the presence of the artist.

"There is a touch of irony in the title", explains christian illies. "For the exhibited works themselves have a critical relationship to knowledge and understanding: partly they might express the ardent striving for truth, partly they denounce a false understanding of the concept." in addition to downright scholarly caricatures, there will be works by kantor on display whose motifs and figures address genuine striving for truth, for example, lithographs from his fist cycle. What knowledge is and can be is one dimension of the exhibition concept.

A second focuses on the political side of kantor's art, for in many of his works the threat posed by political or economic structures is visible: egoism and small-mindedness are stabbed with a pointed brush, as are the totalitarian tendencies in russia today.

Maxim kantor, who has devoted himself to art, music and writing, also deals with the political situation in his home country in his novel "red light". At the vernissage, bamberger actor and author andreas ulich will give an insight into this facet of kantor's œuvre with a reading. Harald wydra, professor of political theory, especially of eastern europe, and political anthropology at the university of cambridge, will give a lecture introducing the artist's work. A short tour of the exhibition will round off the evening.

Those who would like to delve deeper into maxim kantor's work will have the opportunity to do so on saturday, 27th. October, opportunity: in six lectures and speeches, bamberger scientists, guest speakers, and maxim kantor himself will address the question of what art can move from different philosophical perspectives. The public workshop on the power of gentleness will take place from 9 to 9 pm.30 a.M. To 6 p.M. At the gebaude fleischstrabe 2, room 1.01, instead. Since seats are limited, registration is required at [email protected] required. The issue can be made until 31. March 2019 with free admission mondays to fridays from 8.30 a.M. To 8 p.M. And saturdays from 10 a.M. To 2 p.M.

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