IBNA- The exhibition ‘Tribute to Hafez’ by the 89-year-old German artist Günther Uecker featuring 42 works will be held in the historical area of the Port of Bushehr in South Iran.
According to IBNA correspondent, these works which offer a new reading of the legendary Iranian poet’s poetry have been created by the German sculptor, op artist and installation artist Gunther Uecker.
Director of public relations department of culture ministry administration in Bushehr province said that we are trying to hold the exhibition in one of the historical buildings of Bushehr to make an association between visual art and the unique architecture of the city.
He regarded organizing and holding exhibitions of the prominent artists as suitable opportunities for cultural- artistic exchanges.
The exhibition is currently underway in the Central Gallery of the northern Iranian city of Rasht. It has already been held in several other Iranian cities such as Kerman and Isfahan.
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. 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).