Press release: opening 05/29/2021
VORDER MITTEL HINTERGRUND
Hartwig Ebersbach - Stefan Guggisberg - Neo Rauch


Press Release

VORDER – MITTEL – HINTERGRUND
Hartwig Ebersbach – Stefan Guggisberg – Neo Rauch

Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch
Exhibition opening: 29th / 30th May 2021
Exhibition period: 31st May 2021 – 20th March 2022

From 29th May 2021 on, the Graphics Foundation Neo Rauch presents an encounter of three artist generations living in Leipzig (Germany) in its latest group show: Hartwig Ebersbach, Neo Rauch and Stefan Guggisberg.

Hartwig Ebersbach, born in Zwickau (Germany) in 1940, completed his studies in painting under the mentoring of Professor Bernhard Heisig at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig from 1959 until 1964. The close relationship with Neo Rauch exists twofold: Hartwig Ebersbach not only belonged to the teaching generation during Neo Rauch’s studies in Leipzig but he was also a fellow student of the early deceased father Hanno Rauch. Hartwig Ebersbach’s oeuvre is marked by its expressive, predominantly abstract work built on a distinctive strong and pastose color application.

Neo Rauch, born in Leipzig in 1960, studied in Professor Arno Rink’s class at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig from 1981 until 1986. He later became a master-class student under the supervision of Bernhard Heisig and finally held a professorship from 2005 until 2014 at the same arts academy. Neo Rauch especially gained national and international reputation through a prominent figurative picture language in his work. In the period of his teaching profession, he has mentored a new generation of painters and encouraged them to follow their own artistic inspirations and expressions.

In this context, the group show’s encounter is complemented by the artistic contribution of Stefan Guggisberg, born in Thun (Switzerland) in 1980. From 2005 until 2009, he studied photography and painting in the classes of Christopher Muller, Neo Rauch and Timm Rautert at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. He was a master-class student of Neo Rauch until 2012. Stefan Guggisberg dedicates himself to paper as a support medium on which he delicately removes several layers of paint to make numerous hidden forms and structures visible.

The exhibited works present similarities of the artists’ proficiencies and their classic teaching as well as their distinctions of artistic expressions. This enthralling correlation featuring a repertoire of diverse forms, colors, subjects and selected materials is what makes this exhibition so exceptional.

The Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch is the museum’s institution of the same name in the town Aschersleben and developed to a lively venue for contemporary art in Saxony-Anhalt since 2012. After a number of solo shows featuring Neo Rauch’s graphic oeuvre, numerous double exhibitions and a noteworthy group show were held within the last years.

We kindly thank the NORD/LB Kulturstiftung for its support.

The press conference takes place at the Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch on Friday, 28th May 2021, 11 AM. In response to regulations and social distancing rules, prior reservations are required.

Press release: PDF 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch
Bestehornpark
Wilhelmstr. 21-23, 06449 Aschersleben
www.grafikstiftungneorauch.de
Tel.: +49(0)3473-9149344
Contact person: Silvia Käther
presse@grafikstiftungneorauch.de

 

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

VORDER – MITTEL – HINTERGRUND
Hartwig Ebersbach – Stefan Guggisberg – Neo Rauch
Exhibition opening: 29th / 30th May 2021 from 11 AM – 7 PM after prior reservation
Exhibition period: 31st May 2021 – 20th March 2022
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, March until October 11 AM – 5 PM,
November until February 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission: 4 EUR, reduced: 2,50 EUR, Group price for 10 or more individuals 2,50 EUR,
Reduced: 2 EUR, Free admission for children under 18
Public guided tours after prior notice
Individual guided tours available after prior registration


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