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KUNSTHALLE wien karlsplatz – project space

20/11/2012 // 19:00 Uhr - 23:59 Uhr

Marcello Farabegoli presents the catalog “Hana Usui. Drawings on paper. 2006–2012”, edited by himself, and a selection of Hana Usui’s original works; the artist will be present, too. Welcome speech: S. E. Eugenio d’Auria, Italian Ambassador to Austria. Introduction: Monika Knofler, Director of the Print Room of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Musical introduction: Prof. Rudolf Leopold and Ernesto Insam (cello).

Hana Usui was born in Tokyo in 1974 and studied art history and Japanese calligraphy. In 2000, she moved to Vienna to start a career as a free visual artist – freed from tradition. In the years that followed she primarily worked in Berlin. Since 2011, Hana Usui (www.hana-usui.de) lives and works in Vienna and Bolzano. Her works explore the process of abstraction: things and ideas are only ever implied or reduced. The only constant in her work is the line. Her drawings are monotypes of black or white oil paint, which she carves into paper with a screwdriver and often embeds into ink washes.

“Hana Usui. Drawings on paper. 2006–2012”
Marcello Farabegoli, ed.
72 pages, color pictures, soft cover
Essays by Bernhard Maaz (Director of the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photo- graphs, and of the Old Masters Picture Gal- lery of the Dresden State Art Collections) and Andreas Schalhorn (curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museum of Prints and Drawings of the Berlin State Museums).

20.11.2012 - 19:00 Uhr

KUNSTHALLE wien karlsplatz – project space
Treitlstraße 2