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Lutz Bacher

Magic Mountain, 2015

Foam modules
84 × 144 × 144 in
213.4 × 365.8 × 365.8 cm
Location
Long Island City
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Exhibition history
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Sculpture
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Courtesy of the artist and Greene, Naftali Photo by Pablo Enriquez
Lutz Bacher
American
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Lutz Bacher creates humorous interventions and installations from fragmentary photographs, texts, and videos that highlight society’s complicated relationship with images. A female artist who has been operating under a male pseudonym since the 1970s, Bacher uncovers ambiguous social codes and rules, questioning constructed identities by building art from cultural detritus and imperfect objects. Her oeuvre is disparate, making it difficult to parse a common thread; “Jokes” (1987–88) is a series of lewd or punny speech bubbles overlaid on images of celebrities or politicians, while the “Do You Love Me” (1994/2008–9) videos feature Bacher’s friends and gallerists being interviewed about Bacher as both a person and an artist. Her work explores issues of identity through a mix of personal and pop-cultural artifacts, and is marked by a subtle, tactful humor.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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Courtesy of the artist and Greene, Naftali Photo by Pablo Enriquez
Lutz Bacher
American
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Lutz Bacher creates humorous interventions and installations from fragmentary photographs, texts, and videos that highlight society’s complicated relationship with images. A female artist who has been operating under a male pseudonym since the 1970s, Bacher uncovers ambiguous social codes and rules, questioning constructed identities by building art from cultural detritus and imperfect objects. Her oeuvre is disparate, making it difficult to parse a common thread; “Jokes” (1987–88) is a series of lewd or punny speech bubbles overlaid on images of celebrities or politicians, while the “Do You Love Me” (1994/2008–9) videos feature Bacher’s friends and gallerists being interviewed about Bacher as both a person and an artist. Her work explores issues of identity through a mix of personal and pop-cultural artifacts, and is marked by a subtle, tactful humor.

Lutz Bacher

Magic Mountain, 2015

Foam modules
84 × 144 × 144 in
213.4 × 365.8 × 365.8 cm
Location
Long Island City
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