The Aachen mural painter Klaus Paier
In 1978 the first wall paintings by an anonymous street artist appeared in Aachen. Completed overnight, the political images captivate passersby with their explosive colors and angular-edged figures. Many of them also include textual appeals and warnings on controversial social and political issues. It was in 1989 that Klaus Paier (1945-2009) first acknowledges these “visual screams”, as he calls them, as his own work. During his student years he develops a distinctive visual language along with his friend Josef Stöhr, leaving an impression on the streets of Aachen for many years to come.
Along with photographs of the mural paintings, most of which no longer exist today, the exhibition shows for the first time sketches from the artist’s estate. The exhibition is part of the new research project Die Erfindung der Neuen Wilden.
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Curators: Marlen Lienkamp and Benjamin Dodenhoff
Jülicher Straße 97-109
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Tue–Sun 10 am–5 pm
Thu 10 am–8 pm
Library: Tue–Fri 1 pm–5 pm
Closed: 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.,
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Adults 8 €
Reduced 5 €
Groups starting from 8 persons 5 €/pers.
Six for Six- Ticket 14 € (reduced 10 €)
Everyone under 21 years of age: Free Admission!
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