Announcing Thomas Hoeren’s Exhibition “Beautiful Japan”

We are happy to announce Beautiful Japan, an exhibition by Thomas Hoeren, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Thomas Hoeren is a professor in art law at the University of Münster (Germany) and the Academy of Arts Münster. Apart from that he is a part-time photographer who worked for several German and international organizations. His black&white photographs have been shown in Berlin, Duisburg, Istanbul and many other places; some of them were published in photo books.

Thomas is interested in people who are not within the general focus of interest. He portraited early Turkish immigrants to Germany and their hands holding their favorite objects from home. He recently finished a series of portraits representing people from an rather unknown part of Northern Germany, the so-called Krummhoern.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

I am fascinated by the amazing creativity of mentally disabled artists at Muka, a private organization for disabled situated near to Studio Kura – and I am fascinated by the amazing work of Muka and Mukart staff. In my B/W photos I want to show the energy, the fun in art, the happiness expressed in the paintings, kalligraphy, needle work by Muka artist. And I hope to be able to transport the special Muka feeling into the world of photography and to Studio Kura. A number of Muka art objects are shown in the exhibition as well.

Thomas Hoeren “Beautiful Japan”
Date: September 24 (Saturday) & 25 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an artist talk and opening party on Saturday the 24th, starting at 15:30.
* The exhibition by other four artists (Anne-Sophie Guillet, Cathy Laudenbach, Inkeri Jäntti, Nazia Andaleeb Preema) will be held during the same exhibition period.

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