Lutz Bacher

What the frieze editors have been reading this week

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The poet Kevin Killian remembers the artist’s ‘knowing, malicious but ultimately magical gaze’

By Kevin Killian

‘Trawling the junkyard landscapes that surround us and hauling things into the museum, these artists offer a way out of our materially saturated culture’

By Kirsty Bell

A look behind the artist’s teasing false promises at K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

By Harry Thorne


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Harmut Geerken, photograph of Sun Ra Arkestra performing at Heliopolis/Egypt, December 12, 1971. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, New York 

New York

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Lutz Bacher, Pregnant, 2010, stuffed fabric, metal, dirt, 71 × 163 × 61cm

Yale Union, Portland, USA

By Bopha Chhay

The artist transforms the entrance corridor of the fair into an enigmatic environment

Black Beauty (detail), 2012, coal slag, installation view at Portikus, Frankfurt, 2013. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne, and Greene Naftali, New York

Looking at recent work of the legendary and elusive California-based artist Lutz Bacher

By Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith

What are You Thinking? (2011)

Lutz Bacher, Spill, 2008, Transparency of found photograph with unknown substance, 59 x 91 inches, As installed at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Courtesy: the artist and Taxter & Spengemann, New York. Photo: Richard Sprengeler.

Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, USA

By Benjamin Carlson