Walter Dahn (*1954) was an important influence on a generation of artists often referred to as the Neue Wilde, or New Fauves. A co-founder of the short-lived but significant Mülheimer Freiheit group and a pioneer of “Bad Painting”, he developed a way of painting that questioned the point of the medium. The Cologne-based artist has continued his work in other media since the late 1980s, screen prints in particular. His works, which have been described as a “synthesizing cultural anthropology,” insistently analyze the visual ideologies of art and everyday culture.
Nur nichts anbrennen lassen – New Presentation of the Collection
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Through July 1, 2022
After the great stocktaking of painting in the exhibition Jetzt! Young Painting in Germany, the Kunstmuseum Bonn is now turning its attention once again to its own collection, which is being presented in a new way in its many and varied aspects, including purchases and donations from recent years as well as permanent loans from private collections. The exhibition includes works by John Bock, Walter Dahn, Hanne Darboven and Thomas Scheibitz, amongst others.Link