Katharina Fritsch Pudel

Katharina Fritsch: "Pudel (Poodle)" 1995 Collection Walker Art Center T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1996 © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, Germany

Katharina Fritsch: ‘Multiples’ at Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center presents ‘Katharina Fritsch: Multiples’, spanning the career of Katharina Fritsch and celebrating the installation of her monumental new work in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. May 11–October 15, 2017.

Source: Walker Art Center

The 23-foot-high ultramarine blue “Hahn/Cock” (2013), the artist’s largest public art piece in a US museum collection, will be unveiled in the newly renovated Garden in June 2017.

Celebrated as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time, Katharina Fritsch mines the history, myths, and fairy tales of Germany as well as her own thoughts and dreams to explore the nature of human perception and experience. By using everyday objects as subject matter—small animals, body parts, religious figurines, and other elements from the made and natural worlds—and altering them through unexpected shifts in scale, color, and materials, Fritsch evokes a sense of wonder and blurs the boundaries between the ordinary and the deeply symbolic.

Organized by the Walker, “Katharina Fritsch: Multiples” includes early examples from her student years at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie to later pieces, providing a look into her long-standing themes and ideas through some 40 works drawn from the Walker’s collection.

Katharina Fritsch was born in 1956 in Essen, Germany and lives and works in Düsseldorf. She has had many solo exhibitions including the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Art Institute of Chicago; Kunsthaus Zürich; Deichtorhallen Hamburg; K21, Düsseldorf; Tate Modern, London; Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Dia Center for the Arts, New York. Her work has also been included in numerous international group shows including the Venice Biennales of 1995 and 2011.

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