Georges Adeagbo

Georges Adeagbo

Ludwig Museum—Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

October 29, 2004

Georges Adeagbo
30 October 2004 – 20 February 2005

Museum Ludwig
50667 Cologne
Tel.: 0221 221 26165
info [​at​]

Georges Adeagbo: “L’explorateur…”, Kassel 2002. Photo: Stephan Kohler    DC: Georges Adeagbo: L’explorateur et les explorateurs devant l’histoire de l’exploration ..! Le theatre du monde

With Georges Adeagbo’s “Explorer and Explorers Facing the History of Exploration ..! The World Theatre” the Ludwig Museum presents one of its most recent acquisitions.

This installation was one of the main works at the most recent documenta. It comprises more than 1500 objects assembled by the Benin-based artist in both his homeland and Germany. These everyday artefacts include traditional African art, portraits of such leading art world figures as Joseph Beuys and Harald Szeemann, books, magazines, flags, and all kinds of devotional aids, which Adeagbo orders spatially, establishing new connections.

His strictly composed conglomerations of objects are always directed towards a local public. The installation shown at documenta 11 was oriented towards Kassel as the exhibition location, while the version to be presented in the Ludwig Museum’s DC Saal will be clearly related to the city of Cologne. The visitor will thus be sent on a voyage of discovery into his or her own history. S/he is also invited to devote attention to the collective past and present – and to call in question views about what is Other.

A catalogue will be published by “Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig” with essays by Homi K. Bhabha and Viktoria Schmidt-Linsenhoff.

Press contact: Annegret Buchholtz: +49-221-221 23491,

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