The exhibition "Do you love me?" attends via video works, fanzine-like books or space installations to Bacher's humorous picking away of the American Dream, respectively to its media manifestation. Bacher creates a body of work that is formed by interferences, superposition and dissolution while constantly constructing fractured and conflicting identities. The artist contaminates assumed visual worlds with traces of idiosyncrasy and sexual ambiguity.
Kunstverein München is pleased to present the first comprehensive solo exhibition of American artist Lutz Bacher in Europe. "Do you love me?" is the last episode of Lutz Bachers' exhibition trilogy that further encompasses "Spill", (Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis) and "My Secret Life", (PS1/MoMA, New York City).
Working in Berkeley, California since the 70s and during the 80s Lutz Bacher, whose real identity remains hidden from the art public, stages herself as a shape shifting character. Lutz Bacher creates a body of work that is formed by interferences, superposition and dissolution while constantly constructing fractured and conflicting identities.
The especially for Kunstverein München produced exhibition "Do you love me?" attends via video works, fanzine-like books or space installations to Bacher's humorous picking away of the American Dream, respectively to its media manifestation.
In "Do you love me?" mermaids cross the path of alligators, great apes bite the ‘Wizard of Oz’ while penetrating ‘Gap’ advertising campaigns. Lutz Bacher contaminates assumed visual worlds with traces of idiosyncrasy and sexual ambiguity, creating fractures that reveal the material as well as the psychological contradictions of a dream cum nightmare that is constantly driven by the question "Do you love me?".
Program within the exhibition:
Friday, 03 July 2009, 9 pm
Opening and Summer Party
Music by Damenkapelle and DJ Mirko Hecktor
Sunday, 05 July 2009, 3 pm
Sunday brunch and artist chat
Lutz Bacher, Nick Mauss & Ken Okiishi (Artist, Berlin/New York) und Stefan Kalmár (Director, Kunstverein München)
k.m. Open Air Kino:
Thursday, 23 July 2009, 9 pm
"Domino", France/USA 2005, 122 min.
"If You want to know what is true and what not, You can Fuck Off, it's non of Your Business", that's how the 2-hour- highspeed-trip across the world of Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley) ends. Inspired by the life story of the daughter of famous actor Laurence Harvey – who left her priviledged Jet-Set-world behind to work as a bounty hunter - Tony Scott created a scenario of abrupt cuts, overexposure and sudden close-ups in which the difference between reality and fiction has ceased to exist a long time ago.
Thursday, 30 July 2009, 9 pm
"Jungle Book", USA 1942, 108 min.
In dependence on Rudyard Kipling's famous collection of stories and poems Zoltán Korda directed the adventure film "Jungle Book" in 1942 that was nominated in four categories for an Academy Award. As a spectacle consisting of snarling animal fights, diverse special effects and in technicolor Kordan's classic is telling the story of Mowgli who had grown up with wolves in the Indian jungle and who is able to speak the animals' tongue and who has to survive a lot of adventures.
Image: Jokes Series (1987-1988) / Cher
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