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Ausgezeichnet #3

Frauke Dannert

18.10. - 09.12.2018

Stipendiaten der Stiftung Kunstfonds

The artist Frauke Dannert is particularly known for her expansive installations made of painted elements and collages. For the Kunstmuseum Bonn she created a site-specific installation which will temporarily be on display in one of the museum’s collection spaces.


Dannert’s works, which include projections, murals, and floor works, are made of photographic fragments which the artist arranges to design complex collages. She disassembles architectural and plant forms in order to put them back together in different ways. She interlaces them with each other and thus creates multilayered two- and multidimensional picture spaces.


The fact that the artist finds the motives for her collages in newspapers and on the internet is as important as her pictures’ base material, which may be found wooden pallets, pieces of copper, or press board. The surfaces’ special character becomes an essential part of each work. Through holes cut into carpets and large-format wall paintings on which collages are hung the exhibition space turns into shell, medium, and artwork all at the same time. A picture is created which the visitors can access and which invites to take a closer look, but also to observe from a certain distance.


Frauke Dannert (*1979 in Herdecke) studied in Münster, Düsseldorf, and London. She won the Dorothea-Erxleben-Scholarship (2017-2019) and has been teaching at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig since 2017. Her works have been shown at the Museum MARTa Herford (2013), the Pori Art Museum Finland (2014), and the Sprengel Museum Hannover (2015). Her solo exhibitions have been hosted by the Märkisches Museum Witten (2017), the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, and the Kunstmuseum Luzern (2016). Frau Dannert lives and works in Cologne.


AUSGEZEICHNET is an exhibition format conceived in cooperation with the Stiftung Kunstfonds. The format enables former scholarship holders of the Stiftung Kunstfonds to exhibit in one of the museum’s collection spaces each autumn for an overall period of five years. The first two artists to show their work at the Kunstmuseum were the action artists Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke in 2016, followed by photographer Viktoria Binschtok in 2017. This year, the focus of Frauke Dannert’s exhibition lies on installation and collage.

Header: Ausstellungsansicht: Frauke Dannert. Collage, 2016, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Foto: Studio Frauke Dannert; Top right and Prior page: Frauke Dannert, Stele, 2015, Papiercollage, Privatsammlung Wien

Frauke Dannert, E, 2017, Papiercollage, 65 x 50 cm, Courtesy Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf

Frauke Dannert, E, 2017, Papiercollage, 65 x 50 cm, Courtesy Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf