Artist talk: Henrik Placht (Norway)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7pm
Language: English and Vietnamese
At the door: 120,000vnd (60,000vnd for students and Salon Saigon members)
Born in 1973, Henrik Placht is an artist from Norway, educated from the Academy of Fine Art Bergen, in Norway and Academy of Art Berlin, Weissensee.
Using a modern and flexible language of painting, drawing and prints, Henrik’s topics range from pure geometry and aesthetic to international politics, architecture, particle physics, science fiction, personal and emotional events that have changed his work, as well as his travels to North Korea, Vietnam…
Henrik Placht’s works have been exhibited in Spain, Germany, Portugal, US, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Jordan, Palestine/Israel and Norway and are in some of the most prominent collections in the world (among them The Astrup Fearnley Museum) and private and public collections in Norway, Sweden, Germany, USA, Jordan, Denmark, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.
Henrik Placht is a lecturer and guest professor/tutor in several academies and universities in Europe, Middle East (ex.BEZALEL) and USA ( ex. Columbia University NY). He is also a social entrepreneur and an institution builder. One of his achievements is the establishment of The International Academy of Art Palestine IAAP which he initiated in 2002.
Henrik Placht has also assisted artists such as Yoko Ono, worked as an art critic and has curated numerous exhibitions in Europe and the USA.
Besides presenting the story behind his paintings and the development of his visual language, Henrik will also tell us about his activities in North Korea and how and why he has built an Academy of Fine Art in Palestine.