previews

  • May ’98

    Kunsthalle Köln
    Cologne
    May 21–July 19

    Under the auspices of the Friends of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and the Ludwig Museum, this ambitious show (Too works by twenty-four artists) tracks the evolution of contemporary art over the last three decades. Curators Brigitte Oetker and Christiane Schneider, who adroitly put together last year’s site-specific “Kunst in der Leipziger Messe,” hope to show the impact of the art of the ’60s and ’70s on the generations that followed—with particular emphasis on the fate of social and political utopianism. Among the contemporary artists included are Cosima von Bonin, Angela Bulloch, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Jorge Pardo, and Philippe Parreno. An accompanying catalogue contextualizes recent writings and interviews with historical material.