Nil Yal­ter
Ex­ile Is a Hard Job

3/9 – 6/2/2019

Since the 1970s, Nil Yal­ter has been work­ing as a pi­oneer of so­­cial­­ly en­­gaged and tech­ni­­cal­­ly ad­­vanced art. In pain­ter­­ly col­lages as well as mon­­tages and videos, the Turk­ish artist in­­te­­grates pho­­tos, draw­in­gs, and re­­ports by work­ers and mi­­grants. The Mu­se­um Lud­wig will now host the Turk­ish artist’s first ma­jor sur­vey ex­hi­bi­­tion.


Fio­na Tan. GAAF

Im Rah­men von „Artist Meets Archive“

4.5. – 11.8.2019

Das Mu­se­um Lud­wig hat die Kün­st­lerin und Filme­macherin Fio­na Tan ein­ge­la­den, eine Auss­tel­lung auf der Grund­lage der Samm­lung Fo­to­gra­fie des Mu­se­ums zu en­twick­eln. Fio­na Tans Werk kreist um Fra­gen von Zeit, Iden­tität und Erin­nerung. Aus­gangspunkt der Auss­tel­lung ist das Ag­fa­col­or Wer­bearchiv – mehrere tausend 6x6-Farb­neg­a­tive und Fo­to­gra­fien, aufgenom­men zwischen 1952 und 1968.


2019 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize

Jac Leirn­er

4/10 – 7/21/2019

In 2019, the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig will rec­og­nize Jac Leirn­er with the 25th edi­tion of the Wolf­gang Hahn Prize. The Brazilian artist has been pur­su­ing a sub­tle anal­y­sis of so­cial and rep­re­sen­ta­tio­n­al sys­tems for many years. Found, of­ten in­dus­trial­ly man­u­fac­tured ev­ery­day ob­jects from which she cre­ates in­s­tal­la­tions, col­lages, and sculp­tures ac­cord­ing to the prin­ci­ples of col­lect­ing, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing, and clas­si­fy­ing play an im­por­tant role in her work.


On­line Tick­et

Avoid the line and book your tick­et on­line in ad­vance. It con­tains a public tran­s­port tick­et (VRS) and is valid for three years af­ter purchase.

Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Will you be vis­it­ing with a school class?

Ad­mis­sion is free for all stu­dents (from all coun­tries, and all ages) and two teach­ers per class. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance by e-mail with the book­ing team of the Mu­se­ums­di­enst (ser­vice.mu­se­ums­di­en­st@s­tadt-koeln.de).


Are you in­ter­est­ed in a guid­ed tour?

Whether for a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion or the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, here you can book a pri­vate tour (in any lan­guage) and check the sche­d­ule for our public tours.


Late Night Thurs­day

On the first Thurs­­day of ev­ery month un­til 10 p.m.

There are days that are just dif­fer­­ent from others: more in­­ter­est­ing, more en­joy­able, more ex­c­it­ing. En­joy live con­certs, cabaret, artist talks, tours, kunst:dialoge, the­ater, read­­ings, dance, film, and per­­for­­mances.

Schultze Projects Photo

Schultze Pro­jects

Wade Guy­ton

With the "Schultze Pro­­jects" se­ries, an artist will be in­­vit­ed bi­en­­nial­­ly to cre­ate a new work for the mu­se­um in me­m­o­ry of Ber­­nard Schultze and his wife, Ur­­su­la (Schultze-Bluhm).