Schirin Kretschmann – FIFTIES 2019

Lutfridstrasse 18, 53121 Bonn

art and living #13

An artistic intervention by Schirin Kretschmann
Developed based on the movement of the residents' daily ascent and descent Schirin Kretschmann for the stairwell at Lutfridstrasse No. 18, an in situ wall painting based on the color palette of the 1950s. For "FIFTIES" the artist varies a projected rectangular shape analogous to the different perspectives, lines of sight and different points of view of the viewers as important actors. Colored trapezoidal shapes in different sizes and shapes now accompany the residents as they pass through the stairwell. With the title "FIFTIES" refers Kretschmann to the time when the settlement was built in the 1950s.

Schirin Kretschmann (*1980 in Karlsruhe, lives in Berlin) works in the field of tension between installation painting and its border areas to processual work forms. Since her studies, including at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, she has developed works for public spaces as well as international galleries and institutions. In addition, she conducts research in interdisciplinary contexts, works as a curator and is currently a professor for painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

Text: Beate Eckstein


Photographer: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
© VG Bild-Kunst Bonn