• Björn Dahlem

    Galerie Luis Campaña

    Once a year the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf opens its doors, offering a glimpse of the students’ work. One finds that the young artists seldom work in a truly autonomous or innovative manner; often their work looks plagiarized from their teachers’. And so it was remarkable that at the open studio a year ago, a number of curators and critics spoke with unreserved enthusiasm about an installation by the then-twenty-four-year-old Björn Dahlem. Although a student of Hubert Kiecol, Dahlem’s installation had more in common with the material aesthetic of Georg Herold combined, perhaps, with that of Thomas

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