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Baumgarten Lothar



Baumgarten Lothar

(1944 ). German artist who studied at the Dusseldorf Kunstakademie where he came into contact with Beuys. Since the late 1960s, he has been interested in anthropology. In his work he addresses the opposition between nature and culture, and the colonial impact on the native people and the environment in South and North American Indian societies, e.g. Terra Incognita (1969) and in Dorado-Gran Sabana (197785). B. uses installations, books and photographs as his media. Names of, for instance, the Indian populations of South America, names of indigenous annuals or of North American native nations have been said 'to constitute the primary medium of his work', as in his site-specific Installation AMERICA Invention (1988-93) at the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y., which transformed Frank Lloyd Wright's entire spiral atrium into a single work of art with inscriptions of the names of native societies in the Americas.


Terra Incognita  1969-84




Land of the Spotted Eagle 1983


Shaiprabowe 1985


Equator 1985


Metals 1985


How to see venice


Double Pendulum/Unity without Whole


Selected images


Hyazinth ara (w/certificate sigend by artist & installation instructions)


There I Like It Better Than In Westphalia, El Dorado, 1968 -1976


Terra incognita


Dispersionsfarbe auf Wand


"Binary Opposition", 1970


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