The artist Katharina Fritsch is world-famous. Her monochrome, stylised, usually larger-than-life figures are unforgettable. For example, for her famous Rattenkönig (rat king) she placed two dozen metre-high black rats in a circle, tying them together at the back, by their tails. Her work weaves together concrete (childhood) memories with universal anxieties and archetypal images. The subject of a series produced between 2005 and 2007 is Fritsch’s home town of Essen. These important works are now on show in Essen for the first time. Fritsch is exhibiting her impressive silkscreen prints together with sculptures at Museum Folkwang and this is complemented by a presentation at Villa Hügel. This means that the entire series can be viewed in Essen. Read more.
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