Ur­su­la—That's Me. So What?

March 18 – Ju­ly 23, 2023

Ur­­su­la Schultze-Bluhm, who is known sim­p­­ly as Ur­­su­la, was one of the most im­­por­­tant Ger­­man artists of the se­­cond half of the twen­ti­eth cen­­tu­ry. She was born in Mit­ten­walde, Ger­­many, in 1921 and died in Cologne in 1999. Ur­­su­la’s life and work of­fer an un­­con­ven­­tio­n­al nar­ra­­tive of ar­tis­tic in­­de­pen­­dence. Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s ex­hi­bi­­tion Ur­­su­la—That’s Me. So What?, which is the first com­pre­hen­­sive mu­se­um show on the artist in over thir­­ty years, of­fers a fresh look at her oeu­vre.


HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig: Mod­­er­nism in Ukraine 1900–1930s & Daria Koltso­­va

June 3 – Septem­ber 24, 2023

The ex­hi­bi­tion se­ries HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig chal­lenges the con­ven­tions of mu­se­um work from to­day’s per­spec­tive. Rus­sia’s war against Ukraine changes our ap­proach to­ward the con­cept of “Rus­sian avant-garde”. Many artists – al­­so in the Mu­se­um Lud­wig col­lec­­tion – who are as­­so­­ci­at­ed with this art move­­ment came from Ukraine or shaped Ukrai­­nian cul­­ture. The ex­hi­bi­tion ded­i­cat­ed to mod­er­nism in Ukraine brings to­gether some eigh­ty paint­in­gs and works on pa­per cre­at­ed be­tween the 1900s and 1930s. This new art-his­­tor­i­­cal per­spec­­tive is ex­­pand­ed with a con­tri­bu­­tion by the con­tem­po­rary artist Daria Kolt­­so­­va. She will pre­sent works that deal with the cul­­tu­r­al her­i­­tage in the face of war.

Im­age/Coun­ter­i­m­age: Tar­rah Kra­j­nak, VA­LIE EX­PORT, San­ja Iveković, Ana Mendi­e­ta, Car­rie Mae Weems

April 22 – Au­­gust 27, 2023
Pre­sen­ta­tion in the Pho­tog­ra­phy Room

The point of de­­par­­ture for the Pho­­tog­ra­­phy Room pre­sen­­ta­­tion is the work Mas­ter Ri­t­u­als II: We­s­t­on Nudes by the artist Tar­rah Kra­j­­nak. It is com­bined with works by VA­LIE EX­­PORT, San­­ja Ive­­cov­­ić, Ana Men­di­e­­ta, and Car­rie Mae Weems. Cre­at­ed over a pe­ri­od of fif­­ty years be­tween 1972 and 2021, the se­lec­t­ed works are unit­ed in their use of per­­for­­ma­­tive and pho­­to­­graph­ic ap­proach­es that in­­­clude the artists’ own bodies.


Schultze Pro­jects #3
Min­er­va Cue­vas

Novem­ber 2021 – Novem­ber 2024

For the third edi­tion of the Schultze Pro­jects se­ries, Min­er­va Cue­vas (*1975 in Mex­i­co Ci­ty) has cre­at­ed a new site-spe­cif­ic work for the large front wall of the main stair­way at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. The name of the se­ries re­fers to Ber­nard Schultze and his wife Ur­su­la (Schultze-Bluhm), whose es­tate is ma­n­aged by the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, and in whose me­m­o­ry pe­ri­od­i­cal­ly since 2017 an artist has been in­vit­ed to cre­ate a large-scale work for this pro­mi­nent lo­ca­tion.


360° Pano­ram­ic tour

Dis­cov­er high­lights from our col­lec­tion vir­tu­al­ly: 360° Pano­ram­ic tour

Col­lec­tion On­line

Get to the sci­en­tif­ic database to re­search the col­lec­­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig here.

Durch die Samm­lung mit...

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig, the mu­ni­ci­pal in­te­gra­tion cen­ter of the ci­ty of Cologne (KI Köln) and the cen­ter for mul­ti­lin­gual­ism and in­te­gra­tion (ZMI) pre­sent a new video pro­ject: Cologne re­si­dents in­tro­duce us to art­works from the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig in their na­tive lan­guage, for ex­am­ple by telling us what it re­minds them of. Be­sides pro­fes­sio­n­al in­spi­ra­tion and joy, this can al­so be ra­cism, in­e­qual­i­ty and ex­clu­sion.


Late Night Thurs­day

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

Our next Late Night Thurs­day will take place on Ju­ly 6, 2023.

John Dewey, Who?

New Pre­sen­ta­tion of the Col­lec­tion of Con­tem­po­rary Art

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is show­ing a new pre­sen­­ta­­tion of its col­lec­­tion of con­tem­po­rary art on the base­­ment lev­­el.