Exhibition: Herbert Albrecht & Erich Smodics

On July 24, the Zimmergalerie Gierig in Munich’s Fraunhoferstraße will host a vernissage for an exhibition featuring two Austrian artists. The Zimmergalerie Gierig has an unusual concept – it’s a gallery in a living room, complete with sofas, natural, living room lighting,

Erich Smodics, from Bregenz, where he continues to live and work, is a talented painter, who focuses on the human body, with a particular emphasis on the torso. His work is beautiful, and I am keen to see how it translates in a living room space.

Erich Smodics Schrittmacher

The second artist is sculptor Herbert Albrecht, who also deals with the human form – albeit in a very different way to Smodics. He studied under Austrian sculptor Hans Pontiller at art school in Innsbruck. Among other projects, Albrecht created the gravestone for Elias Canetti, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981.

Herbert Albrecht 2008 Torso Glaukonit Herbert Albrecht, Kopf, 2003, Bronze

Siegi, from Munich Magic Moments, has posted a comprehensive biography of the two artists.

If you fancy popping along, the vernissage starts at 7:30pm. Both artists, and gallery owner Timm Gaurig, will be present to talk about their works.

f you can’t make it tomorrow the exhibition will run until the end of September.

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as an editor in the city. I also do freelance work for the BBC, MONOCLE, Singapore Airlines and Kaltblut, among others, and previously wrote for the Huffington Post and Electronic Beats.

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