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ARTISTS

Lothar Baumgarten

  • Born1944 in Rheinsberg, Germany; lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, and New York, USA; died in 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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Over the last five decades, Lothar Baumgarten has drawn wide acclaim for his powerful body of work across many media: film, photography, drawing, ephemeral sculpture (such as Tetrahedron displayed in this exhibition), slide projection, audio, books, and site-specific works. Centered on ethnography and anthropology, Baumgartenʼs work questions the very core ideas and systems of representation. Between 1977 and 1980, the artist lived with the Yanomami people on the Venezuelan/Brazilian border and produced a significant amount of works ranging from films, audio recordings, wall drawings, as well as photographic series, one of which – titled “Montaigne,” is displayed here.

Also presented in the back gallery is the artistʼs seminal film Origin of The Night (Amazon Cosmos). Referencing a myth of the indigenous Tupi people, the work is a meditation on the South American rain forest but filmed in its entirety along the Rhine near Düsseldorf Airport. In it, the dichotomies of day and night, new and old worlds, and nature and culture unfold glacially and immersively. Only at the very end, in the filmʼs closing credits, does Baumgarten reveal where the compelling and poetic images were shot.

Baumgartenʼs work was exhibited in the worldʼs leading museums as well as in multiple international exhibitions, including documenta (Kassel, Germany): 5 (1972), 7 (1982), 9 (1992) and 10 (1997), among others. In 1984, he represented the German Pavilion at the 41st Venice Biennale (Italy), where he was awarded the Golden Lion.

Selected Works & Awards
2016
The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through (solo), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina, Madrid, Spain
2003
Lothar Baumgarten (solo), Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA
1984
41st Venice Biennial, the German Pavilion, Italy, the Golden Lion for Best National Participation
1972, 1982, 1992, 1997
documenta, Kassel, Germany

Exhibition

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  • Installation view at Aichi Triennale 2022
  • Photo: ToLoLo studio
Open
10:00-18:00

*Last admission 15 min before closing time

Closed
Mondays (except for public holidays)
Venue / Access
Former Ichinomiya Central Nursing School (3F)
  • 16 minutes on foot from Owari-Ichinomiya Station on the JR Tokaido Line.
  • 16 minutes on foot from Meitetsu Ichinomiya Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line.