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18 Oct 2013

Ludwig Forum Aachen: Lars Breuer new solo publication

Lars Breuer, Zero History, Ludwig Forum Aachen, 2011

Lars Breuer Arbeiten / works 2001 - 2012
Ludwig Forum Aachen


editor: Brigitte Franzen for Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen texts: Brigitte Franzen, Michelle Grabner, Julia Henderichs August 2013, English, German 24 x 17 cm, 216 pages, linen hardcover and book jacket ISBN 978-3-929292-48-0


+49 (0)241 / 1807-104
+49 (0)241 / 1807-101

Ludwig Forum Aachen
Jülicher Strasse 97-109
52070 Aachen

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The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen is proud to announce the first comprehensive solo publication by Lars Breuer (b.1974, Aachen).

Breuer first attracted the attention of the Ludwig Forum through his numerous site-specific wall paintings, murals, and facade projects. Displaying a strong sense of the historical, and with a clear literary interest evident in his art, this catalogue presents a rich selection of work that also includes paintings on canvas involving figurative imagery, abstract patterns and text, forming in total a comprehensive examination of Breuer's oeuvre to date.

Breuer's consciously staged dialogue with architecture was also a decisive factor in commissioning a permanent wall painting from him in the entrance of the museum. This publication is therefore produced in conjunction with both the exhibition and the permanent installation: Lars Breuer, Esprit Historique / Zero History.

'CIA director Leon Panetta is well known for saying that 'We govern in this country either through leadership or through crisis. If leadership is not there, then we will govern by crisis. Crisis will drive what we do, and today, too often, we govern by crisis, rather than leadership.' I bring this to the fore because in addition to designing extraordinary compositions with compelling semantical underpinnings, Breuer's wall works also underscore the global political landscape of crisis. Like 'threat alert level orange,' his compositions affect us with the language of authority and the shifting instability of meaning and significance in contemporary life.'
Michelle Grabner: 'Wall Painting: Crisis and Control' (excerpt) 2013

The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen adverts to other new publications of the museum:

Michael E. Smith, texts: Brigitte Franzen, Simone Menegoi, Dieter Roelstraete, Anna Sophie Schultz, Chris Sharp, Aachen, 2013, ISBN 978-3-929292-49-7

Phyllida Barlow. Brink, Ed. Brigitte Franzen for the Freunde des Ludwig Forums für Internationale Kunst e.V., texts: Brigitte Franzen, Heike Munder, Phyllida Barlow, Lutz Bernhardt. Köln; 2013, ISBN 978-3-86335-272-1

Susan Philipsz. You are not alone, ed. By James Lingwood and Brigitte Franzen, with texts by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Katherina Brown, Steven Connor, Dieter Roelstraete, Ross Sinclair and others, Cologne/London: Koenig Books, 2013