9.2.2013 – 12.05.2013
Hans Ticha (DE)
Experience a historic travel with Hans Ticha’s amazing exhibition at The Workers Museum (Arbejdermuseet) in Copenhagen. Hans Ticha is one of the most important contemporary artists and illustrators who have experienced and described the last 50 years of Germany’s daily life and history through his artworks. The human is the central figure in Ticha’s works often depicted having grotesquely enlarged hands and small faceless heads. The ironic comments in the artworks act as qualified complements to gain insight into German history and present.
Hans Ticha delivers with his oil paintings a first hand narrative of how it was to live in a divided and united Germany. The artist lived in East Germany until the fall of the Wall and moved immediately thereafter to West Germany. Known for his amazing graphic works and more than 90 book illustrations, Ticha’s social criticism becomes no less snappy when he is adjudicating Western society – the DDR youth organization’s blue shirt had been replaced by the bare skin and the brother kisses by Ferrero.
His paintings contain a wealth of historical references, which ranges from the great political scene to the individual citizen‘s daily life during and after the regime. There can be drawn interesting parallels to the present society.