IBA Group and Modern Art Museum Launch Hanns Baum Exhibition
On May 2, IBA Group and the Modern Art Museum of Belarus opened an exhibition entitled Hanns Baum: 18 Years in Belarus. Collages. Assemblages. Organized in Minsk, Belarus, the exhibition features selected works by the German artist Hanns Baum who spent 18 years in Belarus working as IBM coordinator at IBA Minsk, the largest development center of IBA Group.
The foundation of his creative works is a formal experiment with objects of everyday use and fragments of reality. When building a composition, the artist uses collages, combinations of different objects, and stratifications. He pays special attention to texture, which is actually a basis of the collage technique. Hanns integrates, transforms, and gives new life to objects. With regard to collages and assemblages by Mr. Baum, one can speak of deliberate manipulations on a flat surface. As a result, a pseudo style, pseudo beauty, and a pseudo work of art are created.
In addition to the exhibition, the project includes a press conference, numerous interviews, a meeting with local students, a workshop, and a party for IBA employees who worked with Hanns.
The exhibition will be open until May 26, 2012.
See picture galleries and videos at https://www.facebook.com/pages /IBA–Group/108930082466912 and http://blog.ibagroupit.com/
About Hanns Baum
Hanns–Joachim Baum was born in 1953 in Boeblingen (Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany). His academic background included a degree in economics from a private university in Germany. Hanns devoted his entire career to IBM Germany, where he worked in different roles from May 1977 to his retirement in November 2011. Since 1994, he has been in charge of interface between IBM worldwide and IBA Group. In this capacity, he spent a lot of time in Belarus, overseeing IT projects for the IBM internal account and for IBM customers. During his tenure, projects implemented under his guidance expanded to involve 400 people from IBA Minsk, IBA Gomel, and IBA CZ. Those were IBM projects in Germany, the United States, Great Britain, France, Austria, the Netherlands, and Ireland. Hanns complemented his professional achievements with passion for art. He created a multitude of paintings in different techniques, such as acrylic, water color, pencil, color pencil, and wax crayon. His other hobbies include collages and objects, bonsai trees, gardening, and traveling. His favorite artists are Vincent Van Gogh, Juan Miro, and Mark Chagall. In modern art, he admires the works of Fritz Steisslinger, the artist from his home town Boeblingen.
About IBA Group
IBA Group is one of the largest IT service providers in Eastern Europe performing software development, migration, maintenance, support, and IT consulting services with more than 2,500+ IT and business professionals. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centers in the United States, Germany, Belarus, Cyprus, Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. IBA Group focuses on mainframe systems, enterprise applications, web–based solutions, SAP and other ERP systems, Lotus technologies, and business intelligence. IBA has achieved SEI CMMI Level 4 and is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008–certified. IBA Group serves clients in 40 countries across diverse markets and industries, including banking, railway, telecommunication, and manufacturing. IBA Group is recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders Category, and ranks as one of the world's largest software companies in the Software Magazine's Software 500 and in the Global Services 100 in the category Emerging Leaders: Eastern Europe of Global Services. In 2011 and 2012, IBA Group won IT Europa's European IT Excellence and European Software Excellence awards, respectively. For more information, visit http://www.ibagroupit.com