"Dresden - Asia / Asia - Dresden"
Duration of exhibition: 21st September - 3rd November 2007
Opening at 20th September, 7.30 p.m.
For four years now life and work of Matthias Bolz are characterised by several months long stays in Southeast Asia. In an impressive series of works he deals now for the first time with his personal experiences and views as a European and German in particular.
His works speak about the dealing with the past and the simultaneous opening for the new, modern, fast, and western. They speak about the peaceful coexistence of Buddhism, Islamism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Catholicism and others, just as about the complicated mental diversity behind the Asian kindness, to what comes quite near the Laotian proverb: “The Vietnamese plant rice, the Khmer watch, and the Laotians listen how it grows”.
The artist himself speaks about his works.
A catalogue will be published.