Pastel drawings by the Berlin-based Uruguayan artist are presented under the title “The End of Landscape”. These deal in a unique way with the dark side of human history and the present - with violence and destruction caused by wars or natural disasters.
Héctor Solari was born in Montevideo in 1959 and has lived in Germany since 1993. He completed his art studies with Guillermo Fernández [Montevideo] and Luis Camnitzer [Lucca, Italy], and he also studied architecture in Montevideo. His artistic works have been exhibited in numerous renowned museums, including the Museo Juan Manuel Blanes in Montevideo, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig and the Haus der Kunst in Munich .
He worked as a curator for, among others, HELLERAU - European Center of the Arts Dresden and the Goethe Institute at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. From 2010 to 2018 he taught at the Dresden International University and the Zittau/Görlitz University and in 2019 at the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden.
Vernissage of Héctor Solari's solo exhibition on Saturday, January 13th at 6 p.m
Saturday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m
Reading by Mati Shemoelof, Abdulkadir Musa and Iryna Yaniv
The poetic works of Mati Shemoelof and Abdulkadir Musa build bridges between Middle Eastern cultures. The encounter between Hebrew and Kurdish poetry leads to transnational poetry and, beyond that, to the vision of a peaceful transcultural union. This evening this will be enriched by Iryna Yaniv's loving descriptions of everyday Ukrainian life.
The authors read in Hebrew, Kurdish and Ukrainian. The translations into German are presented by Thomas Schütt, who provides dramaturgical support for both the exhibition and the reading.