The Museum Ludwig will be showcasing - as the first ever German institution to do so - the US American artist Jo Baer (*1929 in Seattle, lives since 1984 in Amsterdam) in a solo exhibition. Baer is regarded as a pioneer of Minimalism and already reached an initial high point in her career in 1975 when the Whitney Museum of American Art mounted a retrospective of her work. Starting out from a scarcely known core of drawings, which are flanked by major works on canvas, the exhibition concentrates on the artists minimalist period from 1960 to 1975 before following on to her current, figurative work.
We were allowed to accompany the artist during the setup of her show. In cooperation with the Museum Ludwig we did start producing a documentary about the artist, which will be available in our DVD Edition.
Photographs: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv