The following are preliminary, open-ended insights into the legacy of the Goethe-Institut’s curatorial residency program in New York, to be read autonomously or to be used as companions to the complete Ludlow 38 archive.
Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is the Goethe-Institut New York’s contemporary art space and residency program. Located in the Lower East Side, Ludlow 38 has provided for curatorial experimentation in the tradition of the German “Kunstverein” since 2008. Its mission is to introduce new, international perspectives to the downtown art community and to promote dialogue and exchange within the aesthetic and political context of New York and the United States. Initially programmed by a different Kunstverein every year, the space was relaunched in 2011 as a residency program for up-and-coming curators from Germany.
Generous support is provided by Friends of Goethe New York, Inc. and BMW Group.