DSP Exhibition Seminar

• Thu 12 01 2023 / 7 – 9 pm •
Here and Now at Museum Ludwig. Anti-colonial Interventions with Paloma Ayala

Conception and moderation: JOANNE RODRIGUEZ and SARAH FATIMA SCHÜTZ

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.

The visual artist Paloma Ayala explores in her work the social and ecological interactions and the interweaving of personal or fictional stories with political conditions and the environment. She will create clay figures for the visitors to touch, which then will be continuously modified and expanded for the duration of the exhibition. In this way, institutional processes not only become visible but can also be haptically reconstructed.

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.

12 01 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
Registration at decolonialstudies@adkdw.org