Museum Ostwall shows Niki de Saint Phalle „Ich bin eine Kämpferin“


I would like to draw your attention to an exhibition of Museum Ostwall (MO). Opened in 1949, the museum, which was once situated at Ostwall, moved during the European Capital of Culture Year 2010, to the Dortmunder U. It shows art from the 20th century to the present day and displays its collection on the 4th and 5th level of the Dortmunder U. Unfortunately taking photographs is forbidden; so you just have to see and discover it yourself. It’s a must go!

304a.jpgThe use of polyester for her sculptures made her famous – and deathly ill. Her trademark – female curves and loud colours, iconic fertility godesses, brightly coloured and massive. Niki de Saint Phalle’s work is spread over the globe; in Germany Hannover focuses her art. The exhibition in Dortmund shows a lot of her early works, paintings dating back to the early 1960s, but also her Tirs („Shots“). These pieces of art included polythene bags of paint in human forms covered in white plaster. The pieces were shot at to open the bags of paint to create the image. [1]


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