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.
Walter Dahn 1980–83 / 2014: 2 Räume
January 30–April 2, 2015
The majority of artistic careers are stories of ruptures and interruptions. Frequently it is only in hindsight that continuity becomes visible. Walter Dahn 1980 – 83 / 2014: 2 Spaces, the new exhibition at Sprüth Magers Berlin, focuses on works from two periods by the influential Cologne artist Walter Dahn, which may initially appear disparate.Read more