Günther Uecker – Homage to Hafez

22.10.2017 - 14.01.2018

in short

Günther Uecker's 42-piece printed graphic-cycle "Homage to Hafez" creates worlds of images that translate the verses of the Persian poet into impressive colors and rhythms.
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Museum for the Printing Arts Leipzig
Nonnenstraße 38
04229 Leipzig

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in detail

Günther Uecker is one of the most important and internationally known German artists of the present. The artist has been working on the transformation of texts into written images since the 1970s. Above all, he was inspired by non-European literature. Since 2013 he has dealt with the work of the Persian poet and mysticist Hafez and created a 42-part work cycle of screen, embossing and sand prints. These are supplemented by complete Ghasels (a poetic verse form) from Hafez' Diwan in Persian and quotations in German, selected and handwritten by the artist.
With "Homage to Hafez", Uecker not only created an expressive print work cycle, but also a plea for the perception of foreign cultures, and above all an underlining of the common link between all cultures.
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guided tours: adults and students 2 € (plus admission), children 1,50 €
workshop "type setting and printing": adults and students 2 €, children 1 €
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