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Roadside encounters: photo exhibition at the Bosco


The Gautingen photo poet Michael Nguyen captured the great lack of people in the pandemic and much more. His pictures can now be seen in Bosco.

The Gautingen photo poet Michael Nguyen captured the great lack of people in the pandemic and much more.

His pictures can now be seen in Bosco.

Gauting – deserted rows of seats with a lonely man at the edge at the Bregenz Festival, the dreary picture of the Rosenheim train station lying there as if deserted or the snapshot of the Gauting outdoor pool at the end of the season – the diving tower is reflected in the still clear pool water with the first autumn leaves.

The Gautingen photo poet and Klinge Prize winner Michael Nguyen succeeded in taking these pictures.

They can be seen at the Bosco in the exhibition "By the Roadside" until May 14th.

Before Nguyen discovered his passion as an artist and photographer, he worked as a nurse in intensive care and emergency medicine.

To this day, this experience determines his “intense look at the moments in life,” said Silvia Bauer-Wildt from the Bosco team at the vernissage on Tuesday evening.

Truly: In the middle of the pandemic, the photo artist walked through his new hometown with the camera, but also roamed through cities that had suddenly become deserted.

Like Venice: blue-veiled boats on the banks of the Grand Canal with a distant church in the background - this shot can be seen in the upper Bosco foyer.

Where exactly in Venice it was created, he does not know, said Nguyen.

He simply perceives the scenery and photographs it with the excellent lens of his camera.

Anyone who visits the exhibition experiences fascinating encounters on the side of the road

Since Nguyen was awarded the Gautinger Klinge Culture Prize in 2021, he was able to re-equip himself, he reported.

Brilliant large close-ups are the result.

A red section being lifted by a construction crane against the steel blue sky.

Or the deserted red bench in front of a gray wall in Munich's Allianz Arena.

Or the close-up of a business center near the Tutzing train station, where buildings are reflected in the window.

The artist has also documented urban spaces that have been abandoned due to the pandemic, such as the deserted traffic junction at the Rosenheim train station.

The Buchendorf painter Susanne Kotrus has created a new work with oil paint from a photo by Nguyen.

From the car park in Aschaffenburg, which is deserted early in the morning and closed with a barrier, the viewer's gaze falls through the window to a landscape with a blue sky.

That gives hope even in this crisis.

The lemon-yellow facade of a studio container with closed gray blinds, which was photographed true to the original in Munich, radiates deep calm: a work of art that invites self-reflection.

As an appetizer for the exhibition, a slide show worth seeing with original photos from Gauting runs in the window of the rear Bosco entrance on Oberen Kirchenweg.

With his artistic eye, Nguyen captured the tangle of beacons at the Sontowski construction site at the train station or the two mannequins in the shop window looking over the fence at Germeringerstrasse across from the school complex.

Conclusion: Whoever visits the exhibition experiences fascinating encounters at the side of the road.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2022-03-12

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