Client: Museum Ludwig
10 AUGUST 2023 TO 31 AUGUST 2025
Every two years, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne presents contemporary art from its collection. This year’s theme focuses on different understandings of time.
Carolyn Lazard’s work “Extended Stay” consists of an articulated arm attachment used in medical facilities. A monitor is attached to the end of it, on which television programs are shown in an endless loop, alternating every 90 seconds. The visitors take on the perspective of patients who have a longer stay in hospital due to illness.
Haegue Yang’s installation “Mountains of Encounter” focuses on a meeting between the Korean independence fighter Kim San and the US journalist Nym Wales (aka Helen Foster Snow) in the Chinese mountain region of Yan’an. The red blinds are reminiscent of the mountain formations, which are given a menacing effect through the use of light. In this abstract new structure, cultural codes from East and West are placed next to and in dialog with each other.
235 Media supports the two artists Carolyn Lazard and Haegue Yang in the implementation of their art and realizes the media installations.