I don’t like too much steps. I like elevators, but moving staircases I love the most! That is why I have to visit the actual exhibition in Museum Ostwall Niki de Saint Phalle „Ich bin eine Kämpferin“ a second time.
And that is how it happened: Due to my passion, I avoided the elevator to reach the entrance of that exhibition at the 6th floor and used the escalators. My way up took much longer as I suspected, as all the walls on level 0 – 6 were painted and turned out to be a further exhibition, impossible to be ignored. For its 20th anniversary, the HMKV invited the Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi to paint the walls of the giant vertical space of the Dortmunder U. The internationally renowned Romanian artist has been drawing his spontaneous, highly stylized commentaries on global political events directly on the walls. Refugee crises, Brexit, Terrorism, Social Media and diffuse fears are the themes he deals with. This exhibition offers a fascinating mirror of contemporary society. No wonder that it took me nearly two hours to reach the 6th level, in a bit of a state of exhaustion at least. Next time I visit Niki de Saint Phalle’s exhibition, I shall certainly take the elevator to reach the 6th floor!
The drawings Perjovschi has created on the levels 0-6, entitled „The Hard Drawing“, will be on view until the end of August 2017 – For Free!