Plattform Aachen – Peter Lacroix

Parallel to the exhibition Pure, the Platform Aachen provides insights into the working approach taken by the artist Peter Lacroix (1924-2010).

Many of the handwritten notes from the artist’s estate are shown for the first time publicly. On unremarkable slips of paper Lacroix noted his thoughts, for example: I consider painting in the old way no longer suitable for expressing the feelings of our present, or I’ve always fought against habits. They are self-reflections on an artistic and political stance that Lacroix preferred to articulate through his work instead of grand proclamations.

Using historical newspaper articles, letters, and photos from the Platform Aachen archive, it is possible to retrace the history of some of the projects Lacroix had planned for public urban space. The realization often ran aground on its long journey across the desks and through the conference rooms of municipal decision-makers. The plans testify to an artistic conception however that sought nothing less than to extend the reach of art into everyday life.

This presentation also marks the opening of the new exhibition room on the first floor designed by Lars Breuer; it will now feature regularly as a venue for exhibitions and events related to the Platform Aachen.

Curator: Benjamin Dodenhoff

Plattform Aachen – Peter Lacroix, Installtion Views



Photos: Ludwig Forum Aachen

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