Tuesday, January 28, 2014
When I was in Cologne last November I visited the Museum Ludwig. As always a pleasure, and this time to see the completely fresh presentation of their collection under the eye of new Director Philipp Kaiser. The show, Not Yet Titled: New and Forever at Museum Ludwig, stressed process, shedding new light on familiar works.
There was also a show of Louise Lawler's work, Adjusted, which finished this last weekend. Louise Lawler's photographs of works of art in museums, private collections, at auctions, or in storage emphasize the aspects that we usually fail to notice. They show just how much the meaning of art is shaped by its context, surroundings, and arrangement and that there is no impartial way to present art.
In the museum's large project space was an installation by Barbara Kruger, a series of untitled serigraphs made in 1994 / 1995. My photographer friend Linn Seeger made some pictures me in the installation and of course we couldn't pass up the chance of getting up close to Gerhard Richter's 1966 work Ema.
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