- snow+concrete XII, Polyptych, 4 B&W Photographs on Fused Glass, Wire-Suspension, Installation Private Collection Ibiza, 2012/13, © G. Roland Biermann
- Portrait G. Roland Biermann with snow+concrete XIV, 2013, © G. Roland Biermann / Anne Schwarz
- snow+concrete XII, image 1, B&W Photograph on Fused Glass, Wire-Suspension, 2012, © G. Roland Biermann
- snow+concrete XIV, image 1, B&W Photograph on Fused Glass, Wire-Suspension, 2012, © G. Roland Biermann
On display at the Goethe-Gallery will be five sets of photographs from Biermann's “snow+concrete” series. Four polyptychs are printed on fused glass and one set consists of archival ink jet prints on aluminium dibond. Biermann's constructed scenes show snow in an underground car park, ephemeral matter in the confines of a permanent concrete structure. As the snow melts, Biermann records this process of transformation with the photographic camera. His images highlight the preciousness of all things transient. It is the light and airy nature of the snow, the purity of the white and its ever changing shape and form.
To accompany the exhibition, Goethe-Institut Hongkong has invited Dr. Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, to write an article on the exhibition. Dr. Knothe was curator of European glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and is an expert on the art of glass. The article will be available at the Goethe-Gallery during the exhibition period.
For further information visit: Goethe Institut