Ludlow at 10

January 1, 2018
 Image: (c) Goethe-Institut New York. Photo: Gareth Smit
Image: (c) Goethe-Institut New York. Photo: Gareth Smit

The year 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, an initiative of the New York delegation of the Goethe-Institut working in 98 locations worldwide. This decade-long curatorial engagement in New York City calls for a critical reflection about Ludlow 38’s practice and knowledge production in the New York arts community as well as in contemporary German art and culture.

The Agency for Legal Imagination initiated Ludlow 10, a preliminary study focusing on the curatorial staff and the artists who, since 2008, have been actively affiliated with Ludlow 38. The Agency opted to use the exclusive database collected by the Goethe-Institut in order to trigger questions and ignite an overdue conversation regarding race, gender, and age.