The German Consulate General Presents:
The fictional town of Kaisersaschern from Thomas Mann‘s novel “Doctor Faustus” lies below Halle an der Saale. This location is the imaginary centre for Bazon Brock’s concept for an “educational trail of historical imagination”. This “educational trail” can be fascinatingly regarded as the intention of the grand tour of Rüdiger Giebler & Moritz Götze. The two painters have been friends for thirty years. During this time they have often exhibited, worked and embarked on numerous travels together. With its wrong-headed, interrupted history that was nonetheless stable and tranquil over long periods of time, Central Germany is a source of inspiration rich in imagery. The most disparate of biographies have crossed paths between the Harz mountains and the river Oder. They created a space filled with narrations. This is a region of mighty parks, of industrial landscapes, battlefields and nature preserves. Romanticism and rationalism interact here cheek by jowl. Paul Kaiser reacts upon the art-history context of Giebler & Götze, from their mutual beginnings in East Germany to the present.
Location and time:
German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Admission is free but RSVP is required for the Exhibition Opening at: Grand Tour