The first large so­lo ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing one of the pi­oneers of Min­i­mal Art in Ger­many

Jo Baer

From 25 May through 25 Au­gust 2013, 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 artist's min­i­mal­ist pe­ri­od from 1960 to 1975 be­fore fol­low­ing on to her cur­rent, fig­u­ra­tive work. With around 170 works, this will be Baer's largest overview ex­hi­bi­tion to date.