Lutz Bacher What’s Love Got to Do With It invitation

Published by Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2018, foldout poster (colour & b/w ill.), 10.5 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 38 cm (unfolded), English / German

Price: €2

Invitation produced on the occasion of Lutz Bacher, What’s Love Got to Do With It at Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 7 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

American artist Lutz Bacher made work spanning an array of media since the 1970s. The game of hide-and-seek she played with her own self by working under a masculine pseudonym since early on in her career can serve as a helpful entry point to Bacher’s artistic practice. It centered around issues of identity, power structures, and violence, all the while remaining ambiguous and enigmatic.

In Untitled (2017), Donald Trump’s signature is enlarged and repeated on white paper that runs across the walls of all three exhibition galleries. The work is intersected by hastily scribbled notes from everyday life in Open the Kimono (2018), and ostensibly meaningful, zen-inspired sentences in Black or White (2018), which pass by in an endless loop on giant screens.

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