The NIBELUNGENLIED is a legendary epic so many have heard of, while few know the original. This medieval heroic saga is famous . The Russian artist Genia Chef, who has lived in the West for decades, is fascinated by the tragic violence of this epic; the eternal drama of love-hate, loyalty and betrayal, power games and battles, which through their rich contrasts are as if made for graphic interpretation. He draws with bird feathers and ink on papier déchiré prepared with tea stains and, as the art critic Mark Gisbourne writes in his foreword to the exhibition catalogue, uses „controlled chance“ for his elaborate picture cycle. “Chef’s drawings are less about storytelling but rather about illuminating a world.”
LIVE-STREAM VERNISSAGE Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 6pm
The photo exhibition documents the struggle of the human rights award winner Sister Lorena Jenal against hatred and violence. The Swiss woman has lived in Papua New Guinea since the 1970s and helps families in need. The nun reacts with courage and energy to a new wave of human rights violations: Defenseless people are pilloried as alleged witches.
How did the world and life come into being in all its diversity, what is the plan of the supernatural powers that determine destiny, what are the causes of evil, illness and death, and of what extraordinary deeds are there new insights? With its new major exhibition, Liechtenstein NationalMuseum is presenting the topics of fairy tales, myths, legends, fables and sagas, which form a fundamentally important part of every culture and its collective memory.
LIVE-STREAM Vernissage Wednestay, 31st March 2021, 6 pm klick here.