Louise Lawler. Adjusted
This book offers a comprehensive survey of works by Louise Lawler, a leading figure of the “Pictures Generation,” a group of artists known for their appropriation of images from an age saturated by media and consumerism.
The work of American artist Louise Lawler focuses on the presentation of art, and the context in which it is viewed. She is known for her images of paintings hanging on museum walls and in collectors’ homes; of artwork being installed in galleries; and of sculpture being viewed by spectators. This volume presents an overview of Lawler’s eclectic body of work, including recent works, which offer insightful and witty revelations about the way art is “consumed” in our current culture, and the way it is modified, or “adjusted,” by the manner in which it is displayed.
Philipp Kaiser has been a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art is Los Angeles since 2007. From 2001 through 2007 he was Curator at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel. He has written numerous contributions on contemporary art and has curated solo-exhibitions with Louise Lawler, Johanna Billing, Christian Philipp Müller, Simon Starling, Amelie von Wulffen, Sterling Ruby amongst others but also large-scale thematic exhibitions like »Flashback – Revisiting the Art of the 80s« and »Index – California Conceptualism«. He is currently working on the first American retrospective of Jack Goldstein. Philipp Kaiser will assume the post of Director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne in late 2012.