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

April 25 – Juli 30, 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


Pho­to­graph­ic Col­lec­tion

Start­ing March 24, parts of the Pho­to­graph­ic Col­lec­tion will be show­cased in a spe­cial Pho­tog­ra­phy Room within the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of the Lud­wig Mu­se­um in an ef­fort to gra­d­u­al­ly pre­sent the col­lec­tion. Hen­ri Car­ti­er-Bres­son and Heinz Held: Peo­ple with Pic­tures is the ti­tle of the first pre­sen­ta­tion. more


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