1 décembre 2008
Waterford City
Waterford Fringe Festival
The Last Child - the Reviews
Fury greeted Gottfried Helnwein's Waterford Installation, but his art deals in public trauma, says Gerry McCarthy
Again and again, he has painted children in brutal, violent settings. He has used Chris­tian iconography to depict Nazi officers, and juxtaposed rampaging soldiers with Images of childhood innocence. Visceral reactions come with the territory: one Installation in Cologne was physically attacked by neo Nazis. And yet, he says, he does not set out to shock. "Shock is a useless effect," he says. "Somebody in shock is completely useless. I want to make somebody think." Instead, Helnwein's work speaks of a deep psychological need for meaning, even as it takes the form of violence and confrontation. Such an approach is rooted in the uneasy silences of growing up in post-war Austria and the shattered illusions of his early adult life, yet is still infused with an uneasy ideal­ism. His art has brought him material rewards. Over the past 30 years, he has become an art superstar. His paintings and photographs command large prices. As he talks in his Co Tipperary castle, garbed in black clothes and dark glasses, Helnwein has the air of a vet­eran rock star and the lifestyle to match it. The Sunday Times, Gerry McCarthy
TRUCE
MEET GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
by Stefan Jermann
Zurich
1. December 2008
Irish Examiner
BETWEEN THE EYES
Graphic art installation divides city opinion
Coverstory
by Conor Kane
09. September 2008
The Guide
UNDERSTANDUNG HELNWEIN
Waterford News and Star
Coverstory
by Lynda Murphy
12. September 2008
Irish Examiner
VANDALS ATTACK ARTIST’S IMAGES
by Conor Kane
06. September 2008
Head of School of Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology
ON LOOKING AT SOME OF ANGELS SLEEPING AND BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN BY GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
by John Ennis
08. September 2008
Munster Express
ANTI WAR ART BY WORLD RENOWNED AUSTRIAN ARTIST
Internationally-renowned artist, Gottfried Helnwein, launched the Waterford Fringe Festival at his castle
by Kieran Walsh
04. September 2008
Munster Express
THE LAST CHILD” INSTALLATION BY GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN
04. September 2008
Social & Personal
IN THE VALLEY NEAR SLIEVENAMON
by Sasfi Hope-Ross
01. December 2008
The Munster Express
ART CONTROVERSY: DEPUTY MAYOR SUPPORTS RIGHTS OF ARTISTS
by Kieran Walsh
17. September 2008
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