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08.02.2020 – 27.02.2022

Level 4 and 5
Admission free!

Paused: Body & Soul.

Thinking, Feeling, Brushing Teeth


Museum Ostwall

Design: KoeperHerfurth

Design: KoeperHerfurth

As part of the measures adopted by the federal and state governments to contain the corona pandemic, the Dortmunder U and Museum Ostwall will remain closed from November 2, 2020.


What defines our body? What does it need to exist? How do we perceive our bodies and the bodies of others? And what about our soul life? What do we love and what do we fear? What do we believe in?

These are questions that the new collection presentation entitled „Body & Soul. Thinking, Feeling, Brushing Teeth“ explores. Works from the classical modernism to the present examine our body, determine its relationship to food, clothing and movement, and defy its mortality. Expressionist paintings are dedicated to inner experiences; further works confront us with our fears, our longings and our attitude towards spirituality. We are challenged to take action ourselves: Wolf Vostell's installation “Digging” invites us to search our soul life for repressed things, Michael Landy's “Donation Box” - a new acquisition - humorously reflects our desire for redemption, and in Bill Seaman's video installation "Exchange Fields" our body interacts with that of a dancer.


In addition, visitors can expect a new design for the exhibition floors: more spacious rooms and visitor-friendly routing make orientation easier, the Flux Inn offers space for creativity and relaxation, and a new KunstAktionsRaum enables seminars and workshops to take place directly in the exhibition space.


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