This artist's book / leporello gathers reproductions of artworks from the permanent collection of the Museum Ludwig, drawing out resonances between the disparate works.
Nick Mauss' artist's book takes the form of a postcard accordion with a
wrap-around cover sleeve, reproducing artworks presented as part of his
contribution to the HERE AND NOW exhibition series at Museum Ludwig,
“Transcorporealities”, curated by Leonie Radine. Featuring works by George
, Inge Schmidt, Jack Smith
Max Ernst, and Mauss, amongst others, this leporello recalls the
juxtapositions and interrelationships among artworks and performers
brought together within the permanent collections galleries of the Museum
Ludwig for the duration of the exhibition, confounding representations of
the body, the utterance, and the event.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Transcorporealities” at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, from September 21, 2019 to January 19, 2020.
The diverse artistic practice of Nick Mauss (born 1980 in New York, lives and works in New York and Berlin) encompasses drawing
along with some curatorial
projects that he initiated in the last years. Mauss' oeuvre is characterized by a perpetual state of indeterminacy, in a need of thinking about drawing and painting in an expansive sense. His work is a premeditated confusion where definitive shapes and forms are overlooked in favor of ambiguous semblances.