Artist | Walter Dahn (*1954)

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    • Walter Dahn

      (Cyrano macht eine Entdeckung...)1990
    • Walter Dahn

      Cyrano - stinksauer1991

Biography

Biography

born in 1954 in St. Tönis near Krefeld, Germany
1971 – 77 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Meisterschüler von Joseph Beuys
Lives and works at Cologne

About the work (english / deutsch)

About the work (english / deutsch)

The water-colour Mann mit grünem Horn (Man with a Green Horn) dates from the Seventies. It is the eye, which, like some prehensile device protrudes from the head, as if perception and the perceived had merged, as if the artist suffers this protrusion when seeing and viewing not owing to his "vision as a seer" but owing to his vulnerability. Dahn returns to this motif in 1990, this time in the shape of a nose, reminiscent of the story of Cyrano de Bergerac (1619 - 55) and perhaps it is also reminiscent of Alberto Giacomettis "Nose" (1947), which Jan Hoet once termed a "drill'. The nose, too, is a protrusion, a sensory organ, the form and size of which here express astonishment and concern. The expression which Walter Dahn pinpoints in all the faces he has painted over the years is one of defencelessness vis-à-vis that which the faces are seeing or viewing. They gaze in such a manner as to make sure that they can keep a distance between themselves and what they see when they are seeing with some inner eye.

German text by Jean-Christophe Ammann / Translation by Jeremy Gaines
(Extract - Full printed version available in the Museum)
MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main


Aus den 70er Jahren stammt das Aquarell Mann mit grünem Horn". Es ist das Auge, das sich wie ein Greifwerkzeug aus dem Kopf herausstülpt, als ob Wahrnehmung und Wahrgenommenes eins werden, als ob der Künstler diese Ausstülpung nicht kraft seines "Sehertums", sondern kraft seiner Verletzlichkeit im Sehen und Schauen erleidet. 1990 tritt das Motiv wieder auf, dieses Mal in Form einer Nase, in Anlehnung an Cyrano de Bergerac (1619 - 1655), und vielleicht könnte man auch sagen in Anlehnung an Alberto Giacomettis "Nase" (1947), die Jan Hoet einmal als "Bohrmaschine" bezeichnete. Auch die Nase ist eine Ausstülpung, ein Sinnesorgan, dessen Ausbildung und Größe hier Staunen und Betroffenheit im Ausdruck vermitteln. Der Ausdruck, den Walter Dahn in den Gesichtern, die er über all die Jahre hinweg gemalt hat, festhält, trägt immer die Züge der Wehrlosigkeit ob dem, was die Gesichter erblicken und erschauen.

Text von Jean-Christophe Ammann
(Auszug - Der vollständige Text ist als Informationsblatt beim Museum erhältlich)
MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

Bibliography

Bibliography

Walter Dahn, Fotografien 1983-1985, Köln 1985
Walter Dahn, Probedrucke zu den Siebdruckbildern 1985, Galerie Six Friedrich, München 1986
Walter Dahn, Zeichnungen 1972-1985, 12 Sktulpturen 1984-1985, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel 1986
Walter Dahn, Gemälde 1981-1985, Basel / Essen / Eindhoven 1986 / 87
Walter Dahn, Gläser 1989-1991, Köln 1991
Walter Dahn, im Gespräch mit W. Dickhoff, B. Paul und Joh. Stüttgen, Köln 1993 (Kunst Heute Nr. 8) mit ausführlicher Bibliographie

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Künstlerhaus Bethanien G Jul 2015 - Aug 2015 Berlin (272) +0
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Städel Museum G Jul 2015 - Oct 2015 Frankfurt am Main (159) +0
Engler, Martin (Curator)       +0
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Galerie Leu G May 2015 - Jul 2015 München (11) +0
Deutsche Bank Collection - Artists S Apr 2015 - Apr 2015 Frankfurt am Main (1) +0
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Sies + Höke Galerie G Mar 2015 - May 2015 Düsseldorf (98) +0
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Marta Herford G May 2013 - Sep 2013 Herford (62) +0
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