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The Young Art shows at the 15th ART Innsbruck ‘... o rainbow‘ by the Tyrol-Taiwanese Ina Hsu
  From young people and wild animals

The Young Art shows at the 15th ART Innsbruck ‘... o rainbow‘ by the Tyrol-Taiwanese Ina Hsu

Since the beginning of the ART Innsbruck the Young Art has been a tight special place in the fair events. So as well for the anniversary in 2011: for the 15th edition of the ART international fair for contemporary art innsbruck, from 3rd - 6th February 2011 in Innsbruck‘s fair hall 4, the Büchsenhausen scholarship holder Ina Hsu will present her large-sized picture stories, which are often telling from an intimate relationship between young people and alleged wild animals. The animals, which were created by Hsu, seem to be nearly mysterious and probably only for particular people viewable companions.

But despite the supposed inner peace and the absolute matter of course, whereby humans and animals meet here, this aspect has at the same time always something highly dynamic, as her pictures appear in a way like a condensate of a richly inner life and therefore release a real flood of pictorial associations. Also the artist herself talks about a huge variety of influences: they range from humanized animal depiction in children‘s television programs of her generation to even mythological ideas from the culture of her ancestors. Because the parents of the in Tyrol born and raised artists originally come from Taiwan. And in the far-eastern cultures the wild animals like tiger, lion or stag are considered to be the symbol indicators of protection.

Once again Ina Hsu docks with the title for the special exhibition at the ART Innsbruck ‘... o rainbow‘ to a dense mythical complex of ideas: in all cultures the rainbow is considered to be a bridge between the worlds. Moreover the represented young people by Ina Hsu - and by the way they are without exception young people, who Ina Hsu paints - and their animal companions seem to be halt in a kind of world in-between, which appears to be peculiar and at the same time also extremely familiar.

On the occasion of the ART Innsbruck´s anniversary edition, Penz wants to reinvite some stars who were present at the very beginning. Especially in our fast moving time it is immensely delectable to pause in order to contemplate own as well as foreign developmental proceedings. „Not only the art market is constantly changing, but also our own art preferences use to alter. Many things disappear, whereas some things persist, and yes - they gain even more importance in our memories throughout the years,“ says Penz. An anniversary fair is therefore an appropriate occasion to examine this inner and outer shift in values.

The 15th ART international fair for contemporary art innsbruck will open its gates on 3rd February 2011. Once again, 70 exhibitors from 10 nations have signed up for this anniversary edition. Programmatically, Penz wants to focus on graphic prints and editions to bring back the spirit of the fair debut 15 years ago. Since the premiere of the Innsbruck art fair was then called ‚editions of Art’.
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