Lothar Baumgarten - Kultur Natur

4 Sep 2020 — 31 Oct 2020

Studio Lindemannstr. 42, Düsseldorf, c. 1971 © Estate Lothar Baumgarten
The oeuvre of the internationally renowned conceptual artist Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018) is characterised by situational works in various media. His work was presented at four editions of the documenta and he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1984. The exhibition focuses on early works of imaginary journeys and spaces, created by Baumgarten during his formative time at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he studied with Joseph Beuys among others. At this stage Baumgarten already introduced anthropology to his art and was far ahead of the postcolonial debate of his time.