DSP Exhibition Seminar

• Thu 13 10 2022 / 7 – 9 pm •
Here and Now at Museum Ludwig. Anti-colonial Interventions with Paula Baeza Pailamilla


The exhibition Here and Now at Museum Ludwig. Anti-colonial Interventions (8 10 to 05 02 2022) opens up other perspectives of knowledge on the museum's permanent collection. We accompany the exhibition by taking an anti-colonial stroll through the permanent collection of Museum Ludwig together with the participating artists from Latin America. Which Latin American artists can be found in the collection? How do artists of Classical Modernism - usually from Europe - reproduce the exoticizing view of the global South? Which works need to be critically questioned, which offer counter-models? Eurocentric and institutionalized perspectives of knowledge are deconstructed and made accessible via new sensual forms of education.

Paula Baeza Pailamilla is a Mapuche artist whose work includes cultural practices of her indigenous ancestors. She is interested in collective actions that situate her own body politically, socially, and historically. For the exhibition, Baeza Pailamilla is developing a performance and video installation that deals with chocolate production, because the starting point of the museum's founding in 1976 was the donation of Peter and Irene Ludwig, whose fortune they owed primarily to the multinational production and distribution of chocolate.

In the seminar, the participating artists will talk about their interventions in the museum and enter into a dialogue with the visitors. Participants are invited to intervene themselves and continue the dialogue on social media under #MLInterventions.

13 10 22 / 19:00 – 21:00
Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne, Germany
In English language
Participation is free of charge and does not have to be on a regular basis