previews

  • I Love New York

    Museum Ludwig
    Heinrich-Böll-Platz
    November 7, 1998–February 1, 1999

    In Germany, LA rules when it comes to hot new art. So it’s all the more surprising that the director of the Museum Ludwig, Jochen Poetter, should focus a whole show on New York’s contemporary scene, featuring work from the last five years by some twenty-five artists. Here the theme, “crossovers,” applies to style, media, and disciplines, and Poetter is mounting work by well-known artists such as Mark Dion, Dan Graham, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Jack Pierson alongside that of artists still little seen in Germany (e.g., Doug Aitken, Cheryl Donegan, Mariko Mori, Sarah Morris, Piotr Uklanski, and Nari Ward). Expect innovative painting, large-scale installations, and work in surprising media. An extensive catalogue will accompany the show.