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Events 2018

Universität Hamburg: Tierwelten aus Holz:

Special exhibition

Special exhibition "Animal worlds made of wood"



He has always been a woodworm, says Götz-Peter Reichelt. A coincidence took him many years ago to the woodcarving artists of the village Ubud in Bali. Meanwhile, the photographer has become one of them.
Chip by chip, he makes objects that are built out of a coherent piece of wood like a jigsaw puzzle - and tell animal stories with details like intricate interior worlds.
With his models, he wants to bring the endangered wildlife into view.
His Noah's Ark, with 71 pairs of animals, even holds the world record as the largest work of its kind.

From 4 December 2018 to 17 March 2019, selected objects of the
Artist in the Zoological Museum Hamburg. Am
Tuesday, December 4 at 11 o'clock
invites the museum team to a vernissage with Götz-Peter Reichelt. After a brief introduction by exhibition manager Daniel Bein, the artist presents his works on a special tour and is then available for questions. We invite all interested parties, employees and representatives
Representatives of the media cordially.





The exhibition "Animal Worlds of Wood" can be seen until March in the Zoological Museum.

Elephants and water buffalo, rhinos and giraffes, small calves like heavyweight animals crowd into a big puzzle. Or they nestle one by one into the wooden background. The photographer and woodcarver Götz-Peter Reichelt often gets his inspiration for his unusual wood sculptures and reliefs from the Zoological Museum. Here is a selection of his works from 4 December 2018 to 17 March 2019.

Since 1995, the photographer has made his carving a profession. He traveled for many years with the camera through foreign countries, he works today motifs of exotic, mostly endangered animals in driftwood planks. "So the animal lives a little in its natural environment," says the Bali-based artist. The natural woods form the basis for the setting in which Reichelt tells his animal stories. At the same time, they are the stuff out of which he forms the motifs.

With the Noah's Ark, he even entered the Guinness Book of Records: his one-piece carved ark with a total of 71 pairs of animals is considered the world's greatest feat of its kind.

 At the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, 4 December, at 11.00, the Zoological Museum invites you to a public tour with Götz-Peter Reichelt.

Source: Zoological Museum of the University of Hamburg

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