DIRK BELL AT PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE MUNICH
Dirk Bell’s show “Retour” opened at the Pinokateck Der Moderne the day of our concert in Munich so hotfooted it down there after soundcheck.
A survey of his work and the first in his home town it looked both powerful and elegant, suggesting a goethean romanticism. The show has a number of pieces ranging from 1996 to the present including the work above made specially for the show “Free Love” The museum website describes it in this way:
The words in the work’s title are placed in a context that can be physically experienced, with »love« and »freedom« appearing as opposing forces. The minimalistic sculpture acts as a leifmotiv throughout this first overview of the artist’s work to date, that now covers a period of 20 years. Dirk Bell has devised this retrospective like the description of a route.