June 22, 2020

Mapping The Collection – Museum Ludwig Radio Special

We’re teaming up with Museum Ludwig Köln for a radio special about the forthcoming “Mapping the Collection” exhibition on July 2nd, 2020.

The special is part of the museum’s ongoing late night series entitled “Langer Donnerstag”, and was originally set to happen live at Museum Ludwig in May. Due to ongoing social distancing measures the exhibition and subsequently our radio special have been postponed until June and July respectively, with the latter being broadcasted live via dublab.de.

The 2hour special hosted by Carla Kaspari and Joscha Creutzfeldt depicts certain chapters of the US-american music history of the last 60 years, and outlines the inevitable connection between the development of musical scenes, genres and possibilities and the social and political changes and movements of the time.

We will touch upon subjects such as the seldomly mentioned Harlem Music Festival and its perception as “Black Woodstock”, the rise and influence of women in Hip Hop, or the close ties between Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement in a guest contribution by Jazz specialist Niklas Wandt. All underlined with themed musical selections and rounded off with a 30min DJ Mix by Philadelpia based artist, poet and activist Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother.

Set your dials: July 2nd, 7-9pm CET

Mapping the Collection

June 20 – Au­gust 23, 2020
Museum Ludwig, Köln

The ex­hi­bi­tion Map­ping the Col­lec­tion takes a new look at two in­flu­en­tial de­cades in Amer­i­can (art) his­to­ry: the 1960s and 1970s. The ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sents a se­lec­tion of art­works from the Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s col­lec­tion by fe­male, queer, and in­dige­nous artists as well as artists of col­or who are not rep­re­sent­ed in the col­lec­tion, as an im­pe­tus for a broad­er re­cep­tion of Amer­i­can art.

The po­lit­i­cal and so­cial events and de­vel­op­ments of th­ese two de­cades form the back­ground against which our West­ern Eu­ro­pean con­cep­tion and re­cep­tion of Amer­i­can art his­to­ry is crit­i­cal­ly ques­tioned.

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