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Art in focus: June 2019 - Reform Magazine

Art in focus: June 2019

Lichtkreuze (Crosses of Light)
Ludger Hinse, coloured or coated acrylic glass

This cross, by the artist Ludger Hinse, hangs in Bautzen, Germany – and what a cross! The contrast between the traditional space and Hinse’s ‘cross of light’ is striking. The material is unashamedly contemporary. It is made from coloured or coated acrylic glass in a process that the artist keeps secret. He insists that his crosses are not so much images of the condemned Jesus Christ, his brutal crucifixion and his death, but that his relationship with the cross is one of redemption, surrender, of light that outshines life and death. He says: ‘My crosses are dreams of a way to this different mode of being, they are signs of hope. They show us something that goes beyond death, they show us something of the coming world. They show us light and colours, abundance and joy: in that way they offer comfort.’

Art in focus is curated by Meryl Doney

Photograph: ©Ludger Hinse,


This article was published in the June 2019 edition of Reform

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