Exhibition on view

Collection Satellite #8
Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

The graphic artist, painter, and typographer Otto Eckmann (1865–1902) was an important Jugendstil designer and a key protagonist in the founding period of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum around 1900. The Kunstmuseen Krefeld own part of his estate, including approximately 250 sketchbooks, drawings, prints, and clothing fabrics, as well as designs for furniture and stained-glass windows. The Canadian artist Shannon Bool (b. 1972, lives in Berlin) will approach this important collection and develop her own works in confrontation with Eckmann’s oeuvre and person. For her works, Bool collages and superimposes motifs from tradition and modernity, from everyday culture, fashion design, and architecture. Ornament and modernist austerity, abstraction and figuration merge. A catalog (German/English) will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Curator: Magdalena Holzhey, Curator of Collections, Kunstmuseen Krefeld

Since 2018 the Kunstmuseen Krefeld’s Collection Satellite series invites artists from various disciplines to engage in an innovative dialogue with the museum’s collections, its history, and the architecture of its three buildings: the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Haus Lange, and Haus Esters.

Shannon Bool  
Night Heron (Detail), 2022  
Jacquard tapestry with embroidery, 340 × 200 cm  
Courtesy Kadel Willborn Galerie, Düsseldorf & Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Shannon Bool
Night Heron (Detail), 2022
Jacquard tapestry with embroidery, 340 × 200 cm
Courtesy Kadel Willborn Galerie, Düsseldorf & Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Shannon Bool  
Night Heron, 2022  
Jacquard tapestry with embroidery, 340 × 200 cm  
Courtesy Kadel Willborn Galerie, Düsseldorf & Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Shannon Bool
Night Heron, 2022
Jacquard tapestry with embroidery, 340 × 200 cm
Courtesy Kadel Willborn Galerie, Düsseldorf & Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Otto Eckmann  
Night Herons (Three Philosophers), 1896  
Color woodcut, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Otto Eckmann
Night Herons (Three Philosophers), 1896
Color woodcut, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Otto Eckmann  
Erstes Logo des Kaiser Wilhelm Museums, 1897
Otto Eckmann
Erstes Logo des Kaiser Wilhelm Museums, 1897
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Shannon Bool, Night Heron, 2022)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Shannon Bool, Night Heron, 2022)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Shannon Bool, Night Heron and Gaslight Wilmersdorfer Witwen, 2022)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Shannon Bool, Night Heron and Gaslight Wilmersdorfer Witwen, 2022)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Shannon Bool, Gaslight Wilmersdorfer Witwen, 2022 and Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Shannon Bool, Gaslight Wilmersdorfer Witwen, 2022 and Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Tiles, around 1900 and Shannon Bool, Gaslight Görli, 2022)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Tiles, around 1900 and Shannon Bool, Gaslight Görli, 2022)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900 and Shannon Bool, Against the Grain, 2022)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Installation view, Otto Eckmann, Sketches and Drawings, around 1900 and Shannon Bool, Against the Grain, 2022)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Detail, Shannon Bool, Against the Grain, 2022)  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose
Collection Satellite #8, Shannon Bool meets Otto Eckmann. Everything Created Now is the Style of Our Times (Detail, Shannon Bool, Against the Grain, 2022)
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum 2022 © Photo: Dirk Rose