ONE-MAN SHOW AT THE WÄINÖ AALTONEN MUSEUM OF ART, TURKU, FINLANDHelnwein- retrospective in Finland
02. October 1998
|"I ask, I do not answer."
- My works are questions, not answers, says the Austrian, Gottfried Helnwein,
time and time again focusing on the most sore points of contemporary, general and private history.
The retrospective exhibition of this controversial artist was opened yesterday in Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art and is open until 22nd of November.
Helnwein says he became an artist because, being born after the war, he had so many questions to ask.
He also stresses that the same questions must be asked again and again.
"I, as probably every artist does, have only one theme which I incessantly vary. The use of diverse techniques is but a means of getting closer to one's original goals."
|Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finnland 1998
One man show
|Abo Underrätteiser, Finland
THE POWER OF IMAGES AND EVIL
The child has grown into a world famous artist. But he has carried his questions with him. Today opens a large retrospective exhibition of Helnwein's art in Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku. The exhibition contains aquarels, oil paintings, drawings and photographs. They have often caused controversies by dealing with subjects that are all too sensitive.