Mapping the Collection
Culture Identity, Campaign, Print
In collaboration with Lisa Baumgarten, we took on this particular commission for the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Curated by Janice Mitchell, the museum examined its own collection from a queer-feminist, decolonial perspective.
Developing a key visual for the exhibition brought three different forms of mappings into play. First, the re-mapping of the museum's collection on a content basis. Second, the creation of topographic maps by superimposing complex information layer by layer. And third, texturing digital 3D objects by wrapping images around the objects in question.
“The exhibition Mapping the Collection takes a new look at two influential decades in American (art) history: the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition presents a selection of artworks from the Museum Ludwig’s collection by female, queer, and indigenous artists as well as artists of color who are not represented in the collection, as an impetus for a broader reception of American art. The political and social events and developments of these two decades form the background against which our Western European conception and reception of American art history is critically questioned. […]”Excerpt: Museum Ludwig
Facade bannerPosterMoving Poster, City Lights, online banners Glossary and tote bag Image transformation recipe: Artwork > Mapping > 3D Topography
Concept, Design System, 3D Artwork, Animation, Editorial, Print
Concept and Design: Paul Steinmann & Lisa Baumgarten
Title-Font: Impact Nieuw 2019 by Jungmyung Lee
Animation: Paul Steinmann
Curated by Janice Mitchell