Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Venue: CVA 411 (Lens Media Studio)

In addition to the photo exhibition Gestures of Truthfulness – a conjunction of Edgar Leciejewski and Eugene Zhang at the Goethe-Gallery, Edgar Leciejewski will give an artist talk, in collaboration with the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University on the topic of Portraits at the University.

Edgar Leciejewski (b. 1977 in Berlin) lives and works in Leipzig and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He studied with Peter Piller, Christopher Muller and Timm Rautert at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. His work has been presented in several institutional solo exhibitions, such as in Berlin, Cologna and Munich as well as in London, New York and Toronto and many other places. Leciejewski has received several grants by both German and international institutions. His work belongs to private collections and to museums in Germany, Europe, USA and Canada. Leciejewski explores the various social and scientific uses of photography. His work employs an experimental, analytic approach to the medium of photography by using various techniques and media. Besides content-related issues and the reflection of his own work, he is interested in issues such as the rhetoric of the photographic series, the photographic genre, the composition, and how as much time as possible can fit in a single photographic image. His pictures are repositories of time that allow for the slowing down of the act of seeing.

Image credit: Edgar Leciejewski