This international exhibition and book project, organized by the Ludwig Forum in cooperation with the Nancy Graves Foundation of New York, focused on Nancy Graves’ oeuvre and art-historical significance which surprisingly few are familiar with.
The American artist strongly contributed to broadening the concept of art during the 1960s. Her works possess elements of Conceptual Art combined with those of Land Art and New Figuration. She intensively explored a wide variety of scientific themes which generated new impulses in the field of research art and strongly contributed to Gender Studies research.
This retrospective included a selection of contemporary artistic positions of Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land Art, New Figuration, artistic film and research art. An extensive event programme with lectures, readings, workshops, discussions and film presentations accompanied this first comprehensive solo exhibition of Graves’ works in Europe which hoped to re-evaluate the art-historical relevance of her oeuvre.
Artistic directors: Brigitte Franzen, Annette Lagler
Research assistant: Benjamin Dodenhoff, Josephine Mengedoht
Artists: Nancy Graves (US), Joseph Beuys, Trisha Brown, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Eva Hesse, Nikolaus Lang, Babette Mangolte, Robert Morris, Eadweard Muybridge, Judy Pfaff, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Smithson, Paul Thek, Hannah Wilke.
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