The US-American artist Lutz Bacher – who has concealed her identity since the inception of her career under a misleading masculine pseudonym – works in a conceptual manner in a variety of media. Beginning in the 1970s, the Berkeley California native, who is based in New York, has drawn in her works upon found objects and visual material from popular culture. Excerpts from dime novels, porn magazines, self-help books, and paparazzi photos are incorporated into her works alongside discarded objects from the consumer world. Through rearrangement, distortion, and de-familiarization, she deconstructs seemingly familiar image worlds, unmasking them as medial fictions. Central to her artistic oeuvre are questions of identity, of the human body, as well confrontations with power and sexuality. In the first solo museum exhibition devoted to this artist in Germany, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen presents early and current works that span Bacher’s career, which meanwhile extends across four decades.