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Times of Malta – Vietnam art talk in Gozo

Link:https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/vietnam-art-talk-in-gozo.733579 Vietnam art talk in Gozo LifestyleExhibitionGozo 1 days ago|0 FacebookTwitterEmail A talk about Vietnamese art will be held on September 15 at 7.30pm at Arthall in Victoria. Art is taken very seriously in Vietnam. This can be attributed to the country’s ancient traditions, the infusion of the French love for art and the artistic inclination of the people. During the war and after the unification in 1976, artists mainly produced works of socialist realism, painting revolutionary heroes, propaganda posters or idyllic scenes of life under communism. Art collectors Bee Bonniger and Hans Friederich, who lived in the capital of...

Gozo News -Vietnamese art from the 90s presented in new Arthall exhibition

Link:https://gozo.news/77711/vietnamese-art-from-the-90s-presented-in-new-arthall-exhibition/ Vietnamese art from the 90s presented in new Arthall exhibition BY GOZO NEWS · SEPTEMBER 8, 2019  Email item  Print item     A A A A A A A An exhibition on – Vietnam Art – had its opening night on Friday at Arthall, Gozo. It attracted a large group of visitors all interested to view the 90s Vietnamese art on display. Art collectors Hans Friederich and Bee Bonniger, who were living in Vietnam during that period, presented to those present, unique figurative paintings from different Vietnamese artists, lacquered art works, ceramics, as well as old traditional puppets from the Hanoi Water Puppet Theatre. The pieces on display...

Times of Malta – A side of Vietnam often overlooked

Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/a-side-of-vietnam-often-overlooked.732649 A side of Vietnam often overlooked An exhibition focusing on modern and contemporary art and crafts from Vietnam will be opening on Friday at 7.30pm at Arthall in Victoria. The artworks, including lacquerware, stone carvings, pottery and figurative art paintings, showcase Vietnam’s rich artistic culture and particularly focus on Vietnamese art in the 1990s, a time when the country ‘opened its doors’ to the world. Described as colourful, intense, amusing and, above all, beautiful, the exhibition aims to present a side of Vietnam that is often overlooked. The exhibition, on display at Arthall, 8, Agius de Soldanis Street,...

Times of Malta – Gozo through the eyes of foreign residents

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 08:41 Gozo through the eyes of foreign residents Smells, sounds, the ferry, tunnel, keep out, birds in danger of extinction, steel jungle, festa, landscapes, churches, bells, pastizzi, hop on hop off, keys, home, beauty, anarchy, opera, culture, money under the mattress… All this is what four foreign artists residents in Gozo see and experience in Gozo and are exhibiting in Ozog at Arthall in Victoria. Tomas Hed from Sweden, Spyke von Stripe from Canada, Christian Mayer and Viktoria Marion from Hungary prepared this collective exhibition trying to catch the singularity of Gozo, which all the beauty...

Times of Malta – Imperfect and Incomplete Beauty

Link to the new: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20190420/arts-entertainment/imperfect-and-incomplete-beauty.707745 The Japanese aesthetic concept of Wabi-Sabi ‒ beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete ‒ is the theme of an exhibition of the same name being organised by Arthall in collaboration with the international pop-up gallery Spright-Art. The artists are displaying sculptures, collages and paintings made with found objects and original mixed media crea­tions. The collection will have a critical approach, questioning what we have been told to see and regard as the ‘truth’. Participating artists include Be J. Birza, Frances R, Fabrizio Fabbroni and Jeroen Hoekman. Hoekman is the co-founder of Spright-Art, and besides working as gallery...

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52: Artistic cravings with a twist by Esther Lafferty In Victoria’s ArtHall, a wonderful airy white gallery space with bright blue doors and windows just steps from it-Tokk, this month as part of an exhibition ‘Erotic Cravings’ (runs until 7th April), there’s a large painting by Tomas Hed inspired by the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, ‘seduces’ the young woman Leda. Hed’s paintings are always colourful and characterful with an imaginative backstory. Although the ‘seduction’ is rather sinister in some retellings*, Hed’s painting reinterprets the softer approach to the...

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Erotic Cravings: Exhibition featuring 3 artists opens at Arthall in Gozo BY GOZO NEWS · MARCH 9, 2019 The opening of Erotic Cravings – was held on Friday evening in Arthall, Victoria, Gozo, featuring paintings and sculptures. The gallery thanked everyone that attended, describing it as “a night of beauty, sensuality, eroticism and imagination with three great artists: Penny Foster, Tomas Hed and Mark Xuereb.” Penny Foster is presenting a group of black and white nudes. The light shimmers across their forms; one light from above, almost as if she is in a spotlight. Even though it’s a nude, it becomes like...

Times of Malta – Craving for sensual beauty

Craving for sensual beauty A collective art exhibition by three Gozo-based artists – Penny Foster, Mark Xuereb and Tomas Hed – entitled Erotic Cravings, opens today, at Arthall, 8, Agius de Soldanis Street, Victoria, and runs until April 7. The exhibits all aim to awaken visitors’ sensuality; presenting beauty as a craving that even the gods want to possess. Penny Foster, originally from the UK, will display a group of black and white nude paintings; Tomas Hed, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, participates with one masterpiece: a reinterpretation of a classical mythological theme Leda and the Swan; and Gozitan sculptor Mark...

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7 MARCH 2019/CULTURE by Francesca Farrugia In Search of Cultural Inspiration in Gozo Spring Brings New Cultural Events to the Sister Isle! As the curtain falls on this year’s edition of the multi-hued celebration that is Carnival and the weather gets warmer and brighter, people’s thoughts surrounding weekend or short breaks turn more and more towards Gozo. Even though it may start to get extremely busy around this time, the island’s relatively pristine environment ensures that there always more than a few corners of the place where you can feel as if you have your own little paradise to yourself....