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.
Tiere, Monster, Menschen in der Kunst
Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen
Through September 12, 2021
In the encounter with the animal we question ourselves: What makes humans human, what distinguishes us from our fellow creatures? The relationship to the animal is ambivalent, the relationship is determined by contradictions.Link