RADAR is a new exhibition format of the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and Westfälischer Kunstverein. The name of the series alludes to keeping an eye on current artistic productions. Being displayed are works by younger, still largely lesser known artists who have been noticed and appear "on the radar". The exhibited creations provide insights into the artists’ current areas of work, with experimenting, failing and trying out serving as important aspects of the cooperative exhibition concept. With RADAR, the two institutions are – for the first time – entering into a spatial, conceptual and content-related cooperation.


Initiated by Kristina Scepanski (Westfälischer Kunstverein) and Dr Marianne Wagner (LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur).
Curated by Jenni Henke (Westfälischer Kunstverein) with visiting co-curators of LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur.

mountains for Münster, Daniil Shumkhin, mixed media, 240 x150 cm, 2023, © Photo: Daniil Shumkhin

RADAR: Daniil Shumikhin 


Mountains for Münster


15 July - 8 October 2023

In his artistic work, Daniil Shumikhin currently focuses on the industrial areas in and around the city of Münster. In recent years, various demolition works have created mounds of building waste in these places. Shumikhin now places them in a new context: through a change of perspective and an accompanying shift in the horizon line, the resulting hills almost look like mountain ranges with vegetation and snow-covered peaks. The artist translates these impressions onto monumental canvases with the help of charcoal and paint.

Daniil Shumikhin (* 1985 in Kherson, Ukraine) lives and works in Münster. In 2010 he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev, where he studied sculpture. In his artistic practice, the artist moves between sculpture, photography, painting and installation.

Curated by Jana Peplau (Westfälischer Kunstverein)and Marianne Wagner ( LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur)

A cooperation of LWL-Museums für Kunst und Kultur and Westfälischer Kunstverein.