Pictures at an Exhibition

Reena Spaulings at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Reena Spaulings, Bonjour!, 2017.

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Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Reena Spaulings. HER AND NO” is on view at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, through Sunday, August 27. The solo exhibition is the artist collective’s first in a museum.

An excerpt from the press release:

Who—or what—is Reena Spaulings? Since 2004 the name has stood for various collective artistic activities. Initially Reena Spaulings was the title of a novel written by an undisclosed number of anonymous authors from the circle of the artist collective Bernadette Corporation. Around the same time, a commercial gallery with an exhibition space in New York was founded, which since then has represented artists such as Merlin Carpenter, Jutta Koether, Claire Fontaine, and Klara Lindén. Also in 2004, an artist collective was formed that operates under the name of the fictional artist Reena Spaulings, creating collective paintings that are both reflective of the system and self-deprecating.

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