Halo, Lai Pi Hsi
27.10. — 19.11.2017
Im Rahmen der Ausstellung der Grafischen Sammlung „Die Künstler in der Fremde“ (bis 19.11.2017) sind unter dem Titel „Halo, Lai Pi Hsi“ die neuesten, in Leipzig entstandenen Arbeiten der in New York lebenden taiwanesischen Künstlerin Hai-Hsin Huang zu sehen. Ihre während eines dreimonatigen Aufenthalts in der Pilotenküche gemachten Leipzig-Erlebnisse hat Hai-Hsin Huang in zwei insgesamt 17 Meter lange Faltbücher gezeichnet.
Die Künstlerin schreibt zu Ihrem Projekt:
Leipzig Startpaket: I’ve always wanted to come to Leipzig since I was a child for different reasons…
The name of the city itself is weird to me ，萊比錫（Lai Pi Hsi)，「錫」means “tin” in Chinese, and the very first thing I learnt about Leipzig is Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra from radio. Since then, I’ve always connected this city with images of brass tubes, metal, metallic surfaces… And it even glazed with a layer of mystery when I learnt about the difference of east/west Germany 10 years ago when I just started my artist/painter career, I learnt about a group of Leipzig painters (Leipzig school) and I was fascinated and even more curious about this city…
10 years later I finally got an opportunity to visit mysterious Leipzig for the very first time and even had a long stay. In the beginning I tried to portray the decayed futurism and sci-fi atmosphere of the city, and then I started to layout all the visual element I collected. Later, I just found that I AM rebuilding the city itself… it’s also a kind of diary keeping… It reminds me how I learnt about this city from the very beginning (from the left to right), how there are more people getting involved in my life from the pure shapes and objects …
I registered as an “official Leipziger” from the Rathaus, I got a yellow welcome Leipziger box, which feels like being extra accepted and also extra alien at the same time. What the “startpacket” means to me? So here are my Leipzig Startpakets…“