Geometry and Flowers

Laurie Anderson, Donald Baechler, Jo Baer, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Brad Davis, Donna Dennis, Jim Dine, Nancy Graves, Richard Hamilton, Alex Hay, Michael Heizer, Valerie Jaudon, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, On Kawara, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Long, Lee Lozano, Kim MacConnel, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Miriam Schapiro, Ned Smyth, Andy Warhol, Peter Young

Geometry and Flowers presents works from the comprehensive holdings of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Collection. Around 30 positions, predominantly by North American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s, correspond associatively with the exhibition Rosemary Mayer – Ways of Attaching. They reflect central themes in the artist’s oeuvre. Her intensive exploration of a new concept of sculpture that puts lightness, transparency, and flow into the foreground finds a counterpart in the immaterial reflections of Robert Rauschenberg’s Marathon Spray Shield. Her textile materiality and imaginative floral motifs also have an elective affinity to the Pattern and Decoration movement. The concept of her Temporary Monuments is “answered” by works of important Land Art artists. Both movements, as well as examples of Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art, present key stages of art since 1960. They simultaneously illustrate the artistic context and art historical significance of Rosemary Mayer, whose work is part of alternative movements away from male dominated paths from minimalist painting to object art. Other exhibits, such as those by Donna Dennis, an important friend of the artist, also shed light on her personal environment. In the literal sense of “ways of attaching” the collection presentation repeatedly breaks through the traditional thread of the North American art history to explore new connections, juxtapositions, and perspectives.

Curated by Eva Birkenstock, Annette Lagler and Holger Otten

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