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For his Museum Ludwig performance work TREATISE ON THE VEIL—part of the museum’s exhihibition TRANSCORPOREALITIESNick Mauss “draws out re­s­o­nances be­tween dis­parate works from the mu­se­um’s col­lec­tion, such as Jasper Johns’ 15′ En­tr’acte (1961) en­coun­ter­ing a paint­ing of lin­ger­ing per­form­ers by Erich Heck­el (1928). In Mauss’ con­fig­u­ra­tion, th­ese works dia­log with a pro­ject­ed pho­to archive by Carl Van Vecht­en and a new chore­og­ra­phy de­vel­oped with stu­dents from the Uni­ver­si­ty for Mu­sic and Dance Cologne.”*


Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26 and 27.

Performances from 2 pm to 6 pm.


Through January 19.

Museum Ludwig

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne.

From top: Nick Mauss, Treatise on the Veil, 2019, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Transcorporealities, installation view, from top: photograph by Nathan Ishar; slide by Carl Van Vechten; Jasper Johns, 15′ Entr’acte, 1961; Treatise on the Veil installation view, photograph by Annika Schönfeldt, RheinischesBildarchiv, Cologne, edited by Mauss. Images courtesy and © the artists, the artist’s estates, the photographers, and Museum Ludwig.


The Museum Ludwig ex­hi­bi­tion TRANSCORPOREALITIES “re­flects on the mu­se­um as a perme­able body in which vari­ous bi­o­log­i­cal, so­cial, tech­no­log­i­cal, po­lit­i­cal, and eco­nom­ic sys­tems flow in­to each other. Like all hu­man and non­hu­man en­ti­ties, it en­gages in per­pe­t­u­al metabolic pro­cess­es with its en­vi­ron­ment.”

On opening night—as well as Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1—Trajal Harrell will perform a new work Dancer of the Year.

TRANSCORPOREALITIES participating artists also include Jesse Dar­ling, Fla­ka Hal­i­ti, Paul Ma­heke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Os­car Muril­lo, and Son­dra Per­ry.


Opening night:


Friday, September 20, at 8:30 pm.

Exhibition open through January 19.

Museum Ludwig

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne.

From top: Trajal Harrell, Dancer of the Year, 2019, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Centre Pompidou, Brussels, © Trajal Harrell, photograph by Orpheas Emirzas; Oscar Murillo, Human Resources, 2016 (detail), installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, courtesy and © Oscar Murillo and Carlos/Ishikawa; Jesse Darling, Virgin Variations (working title, detail), 2019, courtesy and © Jesse Darling; Paul Maheke, Seeking after the fully grown dancer *deep within*, 2016–19, courtesy and © Paul Maheke and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, photograph by Henry Chan; Sondra Perry, Ecologue for [in]HABITABILITY, 2017–2019, installation view, Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, courtesy and © Sondra Perry, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and Bridget Donahue, New York; Flaka Haliti, What are they thinking that we thinking that they thinking we going to do next? #1, 2019 (draft), courtesy and © Flaka Haliti; Park McArthur, Polyurethane Foam, 2016, courtesy and © Park McArthur and Essex Street, New York and Lars Friedrich, Berlin. Below: Trajal Harrell. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and institutions.


The paintings, drawings, and photographs on view in HOCKNEY/HAMILTON—EXPANDED GRAPHICS—an exhibition in Cologne of the early work of Richard Hamilton and David Hockney—are enhanced by two 25-minute shorts by art-film innovator James Scott.

LOVE’S PRESENTATION (1966) follows Hockney as he created his Il­lus­tra­tions for Four­teen Po­ems by C.P. Ca­va­fy series, and RICHARD HAMILTON (1969) “brings the tem­ples of con­sump­tion, pop stars, and crossed-out Mar­i­lyns back in­to cir­cu­la­tion and dis­solves them in the noise of the me­dia from which Hamil­ton took them.”*


Through April 14.

Museum Ludwig

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne.

From top: Richard Hamilton, My Marilyn (paste-up), 1964, oil on photographs, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; James Scott, still from Love’s Presentation (1966; Hockney drawing directly from photographs onto the plate), image courtesy of Scott; Richard Hamilton, Swingeing London 67 II, 1968, screenprint and oil on canvas, Museum LudwigDavid Hockney, Two Boys, from Il­lus­tra­tions for Four­teen Po­ems by C.P. Ca­va­fy (1966), etching and aquatint on paper, donated to Museum Ludwig by Her­bert Mey­er-Ellinger and Chris­toph Vow­inck­el © David HockneyRichard Hamilton, Palindrome, 1974, acrylic film on collotype on paper, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, loan Freunde der Art Cologne e.V., 2012. All Hamilton: © R. Hamilton, all rights reserved/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.