Take a 3D tour in Husk Gallery's past exhibition Faciality - Beyond the Silk Road, the solo show by Inge H. Schmidt featuring geographically selected works of her series of ‘Heads’ and landscapes. Click HERE to enter the VR-gallery.
From 2007 to 2011 she travelled with a backpack and sketch book along the old Silk Road in Asia and 2016/17 in Iran, including Hormuz and Qeshm Islands (Bandari Women). The ‘Heads’ are portraits of people she met and drew during her journeys in Central Asia (Pamir Mountains, Wakhan Corridor, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan), China (Xinjiang (Western China), East Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Beijing), South Siberia (Altai, Tuva, Khakassia, Buryatia) and in the Caucasus Mountains (Georgia and Azerbaijan). Text fragments from her travel diary accompanied the exhibited works and offered glimpses of these people’s unique life stories. As nature plays a major role and challenges their daily life, Schmidt’s landscapes of the overwhelming natural environment along the Silk Road were added to the exhibition. Some faces and landscapes left such deep marks on the artist and will probably affect her artistically for a lifetime.