IBNA- Isfahan Contemporary Art Museum is hosting the exhibition ‘Tribute to Hafez’ by German artist Gunther Uecker featuring 42 works which offer a new reading of the legendary Iranian poet’s work.
According to IBNA correspondent, the German sculptor, op artist and installation artist Gunther Uecker earlier held an exhibition in Isfahan titled ‘Wounds and Relations’ in 2013 and for now, inspired by the ghazals of Hafez and the mystical colorings of Isfahan decided to create novel works.
His exhibition has already been showcased in two major Iranian cities of Shiraz and Tehran. He has been engaged with interpreting the works of literature and poetry by visual expression as it is evident in his ‘Tribute to Hafez’.
Since long time ago, Uecker has occupied himself with the medium of light, studied optical phenomena, series of structures and the realms of oscillation that actively integrate the viewer and enable him to influence the visual process by kinetic or manual interference.
With his compatriot artists, Otto Piene, Heinz Mack and Mattijs Visser, Uecker founded in 2008 the international ZERO foundation. In addition to numerous Gruppo Zero exhibitions, Uecker has participated in many other exhibitions.
He had his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Howard Wise Gallery on West 57th Street, showing important work such as the kinetic New York Dancer I (1966). He designed the scenery for Richard Wagner's ‘Lohengrin at Bayreuth’ (1979–82).
The exhibit ‘Tribute to Hafez’ will be running by April 12 in Isfahan.