October 25 – Artist’ talk: Benjamin Badock @ Sao La

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Saturday 25 October at 4pm

Sao La , HCMC Fine Art Museum, 1 Le Thi Hong Gam, District 1

The Goethe-Institut and Sao La are pleased to invite you to an artist talk by Leipzig-based printmaker Benjamin Badock.

Belonging to an important younger generation of graphic artists in Germany, Benjamin Badock is renowned for his large-format colored prints, using ready-made printing elements in their production, similar to a child’s construction kit, developing one new image after another from basic geometric shapes. His current works are prints on newsprint that emerge via a long and almost painterly process of folds and partial contact with the unprocessed printing plate.

Benjamin Badock will present his current work and will also show positions of different German artists with the focus on printed graphics. The talk is hosted by The Goethe-Institut Vietnam and Sao La.

As the third recipient of a residency grant from the Cultural Foundation of Saxony for Vietnam, Badock has been hosting several workshops at the Goethe-Institut in Hanoi. His exhibition « that’s new – what’s next » is currently on view at the Goethe-Institut, running through to the 2nd of November.

Born in 1974 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz), Benjamin Badock studied art at the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia in Tallinn, Estonia, and at the Braunschweig Academy of Fine Arts (2001 – 2008). He was a master student of Professor Olav Christopher Jenssen in 2009.  He was recently awarded the Sprengel Prize for Visual Arts 2014 by the Lower Saxony Sparkassen Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be conducted in English with Vietnamese translation.

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