13 May–30 October, 2016
Katharina Fritsch presents a series of works, including sculptures and silkscreen prints, depicting motifs from historical postcards of the city of Essen.
The works originate from those first made for White Cube Hoxton in 2006, where Fritsch created mental landscapes from postcards sent to her by her grandfather in the 1970s and 1980s. These romanticized scenes, set within the industrial landscape of Germany’s Ruhr district, are referred to by the artist as her 'heimat' or homeland.
Transferred onto large, individually silk-screened panels, the single-colour, matt-painted surfaces of the works is the result of a meticulous and extremely precise hand-printing process. Each panel depicts the scene in a single colour, as if the other colours in the spectrum have faded, over time.
For the Museum Folkwang and Villa Hügel exhibition, Fritsch has now conceived a new overview of this series.
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