Art In­to Life! Col­lec­tor Wolf­gang Hahn and the 60s

June 24 – Septem­ber 24, 2017

In the 1960s the Rhine­­land was an im­­por­­tant cen­ter of a rev­o­lu­­tio­­nary de­vel­op­­ment in art: a new, in­­ter­­na­­tio­n­al­­ly con­nec­t­ed gen­er­a­­tion of artists re­­belled against tra­di­­tio­n­al art. They broke down the boun­­daries of art dis­­­ci­p­­lines and worked with mu­si­­cians, writ­ers, film­­mak­ers, and dancers. At the epi­­cen­ter of this ex­c­it­ing time, the Cologne re­s­­tor­er Wolf­­gang Hahn (1924–1987) be­­gan to as­sem­ble a mul­ti­lay­ered col­lec­­tion with ex­am­­ples of Nou­veau Réal­isme, Fluxus, Hap­pen­in­gs, Pop Art, and Con­­cep­­tu­al Art. more




Tr­isha Don­nel­ly: 2017 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize

ex­tend­ed un­til Au­gust 31, 2017!

The Ge­sellschaft für Mod­­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent the 2017 Wolf­­gang Hahn Prize to Tr­isha Don­nel­­ly. With this prize, which has been award­ed an­nu­al­­ly over the past twen­­ty-three years, the or­­gani­za­­­tion will rec­og­nize the ex­­traor­d­i­­nary oeu­vre of this artist, who was born in 1974 in San Fran­­cis­­co and now lives in New York. more


The Hu­mane Cam­era: Hein­rich Böll and Pho­tog­ra­phy

Septem­ber 1, 2017 – Jan­uary 7, 2018

On the cen­te­­nary of Hein­rich Böll’s birth, in its new rooms for pho­­tog­ra­­phy the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will ex­amine Böll’s re­la­­tion­­ship to pho­­tog­ra­­phy and tak­ing pho­­to­­graph­s—as a public fig­ure, as an ob­­ject of study, as an aid to his lit­erary work, and as a mo­tif in his writ­ings.




HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig: Ree­na Spaul­ings. HER AND NO

June 3 – Au­gust 27, 2017

Since 2004 Ree­­na Spaul­in­gs has ap­­peared as an artist, gal­­lerist, and lit­erary char­ac­ter. The roles in which she – and the artist col­lec­­tive be­hind her name – acts are in­­ter­twined. The ex­hi­bi­tion HER AND NO is Ree­na Spaul­in­gs’s first in­sti­tu­tio­n­al col­lab­o­ra­tion with a mu­se­um. more