Vietnam boasts new Baumgartner exhibition

5th Sep 2012

A new exhibition in Vietnam will celebrate the work of German graphic artist Christiane Baumgartner.

People on Vietnam holidays can check out the work of the artist - famed for her woodblock prints - by visiting the Goethe Institute in Hanoi between September 8 and 30.

The show goes under the name Woodcut In The Digital Age and features 50 big format woodblock prints by the iconic artist.

It comes after Baumgartner began a three-month guest artist residency in Hanoi.

The artist will perform art school workshops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Hanoi, and will participate in meetings with German and Vietnamese artists regarding new fashions in woodcuts during October and November.

Baumgartner spent the late 1980s and early 1990s studying at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig in Germany and from 1997 to 1999 at the Royal College of Art in London. Museums in Amsterdam, Leipzig, Vienna, London and New York all feature examples of her work.

She is the first person to take up the annual residency grant. This award has been presented by the Cultural Foundation of Saxony in partnership with the Goethe Institute in Vietnam.

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