press release: opening 05/21/2016

HANNO & NEO RAUCH – Father and Son
Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch in Aschersleben
Exhibition opening on 21 May 2016, 4 p.m.

The Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch opens the exhibition
Hanno & Neo Rauch – Father and Son on 21 May, 2016.

This exhibition shows works by Neo Rauch and his father Hanno Rauch (1939 – 1960) for the
first time. For the showing, Neo Rauch has put together a selection of ca. 50 works from the legacy
of ca. 200 works by his father, Hanno Rauch. Hanno Rauch had begun to study at the Leipzig
Academy of Fine Arts in 1959. The exhibition is the painter Neo Rauch’s very personal encounter
with the works of his father, the artist Hanno Rauch. It presents woodcuts, graphics, and drawings
by Hanno Rauch. Works on view by Neo Rauch include new graphics and drawings, as well as
large-format paintings on paper and canvas.

Hanno Rauch was born in November 1939 in Gera. He grew up in his parents’ house in Gera,
where he discovered his artistic bent early. After finishing school, he attended the Workers and
Farmers Faculty in Dresden to prepare himself to study art. There he got to know the student
Helga Wand. The two of them went together from Dresden to Leipzig. In 1959, Hanno Rauch
began studying at the Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts; Helga Wand studied book design in Leipzig.
At this time, the painters Hartwig Ebersbach and Heinz Zander were Hanno’s friends and fellow
students. Hanno and Helga’s son Neo Hanno Rauch was born in Leipzig in April 1960; in May of
the same year, Neo Rauch’s parents died in a train accident. Neo Rauch grew up in Aschersleben
with his grandparents. Today he lives and works in Leipzig.

The painter Neo Rauch, the city of Aschersleben, and Gerd Harry Lybke and Kerstin Wahala
from the gallery EIGEN + ART jointly founded the Grafikstiftung in 2012 in Aschersleben, the
artist’s home city. The exhibition Hanno & Neo Rauch – Father and Son is the fifth exhibition
organized by the foundation since its founding and will be on view on the premises of the Grafikstiftung
Neo Rauch in Aschersleben from 22 May 2016 through 30 April 2017.



Contact Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch:
Christiane Wisniewski, Director of the Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch,,
Tel. (+49) 03473 – 91 493 44

For additional press information and pictorial material, please contact:
Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, Corinna Wolfien
Tel: 030/ 280 66 16, E-Mail:

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