Zagreb’s “Leipzig Connection” covers artworks from the 1960s, including insights into material that influenced the Leipzig School, up to a representation of the New Leipzig School: the post-communist generations of painters trained by the earlier masters.
“Mahmoud and I are opposites; he is an artist, I am a doctor, he is a Muslim, I am an atheist, he is a refugee, I am not. We are friends beyond our categories, because of something much deeper.”
Combining a delicate precision of realism with abstract colour layers, Leipzig painter Isabelle Dutoit forges fantastical realms where dreams and actuality converge. Through superimposing the real with the uncanny, Isabelle shatters the illusion of the image. The familiar regresses into the unknown…
Particularly in the context of Saxony’s current political climate, “Forgotten Enlightenments” stands as a statement to the power of inclusion, integration and culture.