Welcome to Est. 1999, the official blog of Abraham Translations. As is perhaps easy to surmise, the name of this blog reflects the year that Abraham Translations was founded.
It all began with the correction of a few texts that had been translated by another time-pressed translator. Within the year, translating had become my main source of income; now, it has long been the only way I put bacon on the table.
I am rather proud of many of the projects on which I have worked.
Est. 1999, basically, is a visual confirmation of past projects, a blowing of my own horn, a presentation of translator-related topics, and an occasional departure into other areas that I deem worthy of presenting. Enjoy.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Feng Zhengjie & Heiner Meyer – East Meets West Through Pop Art

(ISBN-10: 3925782656 / ISBN-13: 978-3925782657)
This 48-page hardcover catalog with texts by Susanne Holst-Steppat was published in conjunction with the double exhibition of Feng Zhengjie & Heiner Meyer that ran at Die Galerie in Frankfurt am Main from 9 June 2010 to 28 August 2010.
To quote the gallery press release: "For the first time ever, DIE GALERIE is presenting the oeuvre of the renowned German painter Heiner Meyer (b. 1953) in juxtaposition with works by the Chinese star artist Feng Zhengjie (b. 1968). [...] In his paintings, Heiner Meyer reflects on the ceaseless desire for consumption and self-expression in our Western world. His glamorous protagonists, Hollywood stars or models in the lap of luxury, are widely known life-style icons. His new series, Flowers, created especially for this exhibition, corresponds in a fascinating, provoking manner with the portraits of hybrid women by Feng Zhengjie. Both artists utilize the techniques of Pop Art and its closely related concept of serial pieces to illustrate contemporary social conditions – but their observations and reflections vary fundamentally. The result is an exciting discourse that poses questions on the own social positioning and that also explores the scope between closeness and distance, between East and West; a dialogue that searches for an exchange of cultures by means of similarities and differences."

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