Ben­jamin Katz
Ber­lin Havel­höhe, 1960/61

Pho­tog­ra­phy Room Pre­sen­ta­tion

6/7 – 9/22/2019

On the oc­ca­sion of the eighti­eth birth­day of Ben­jamin Katz , the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent his se­ries of pho­to­graphs Ber­lin Hav­el­höhe (1960/1961), which has nev­er be­fore been shown in its en­tire­ty. Even be­fore Katz de­vot­ed him­self pro­fes­sio­n­al­ly to pho­tog­ra­phy, he cap­tured his sur­round­in­gs in 1960 and 1961 dur­ing an eigh­teen-month stay at the Hav­el­höhe hos­pi­tal.

Photo of Hilfen und Recht der äußeren Wand (an mich), [Strength and support of the exterior wall (to me)], 1997


Fam­i­ly Ties: The Schröder Do­na­tion

Ju­ly 13 - Septem­ber 29, 2019

In the 1990s a new art scene be­­gan to form in Cologne. New gal­­leries, mag­azines such as Texte zur Kunst, and the al­ter­­na­­tive ex­hi­bi­­tion space Frie­sen­wall 120 were start­ed. Alex­an­der Schröder fol­lowed th­ese de­vel­op­­ments from Ber­lin. Al­ready as an art stu­­dent at the Hoch­schule der Kün­ste Ber­lin, he found­ed his own gallery along with Thi­­lo Wermke. At the same time, he be­­gan col­lec­t­ing art from the 1990s and 2000s with his spe­­cial eye.


Fio­na Tan: GAAF

Part of the “Artist Meets Archive” se­ries

5/4 – 8/11/2019

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig in­vit­ed the artist and film­mak­er Fio­na Tan to re­al­ize an ex­hi­bi­tion pro­ject with the mu­se­um’s pho­tog­ra­phy col­lec­tion as the start­ing point. Fio­na Tan’s work re­volves around ques­tions of time, iden­ti­ty, and me­m­o­ry.The ex­hi­bi­tion takes as its start­ing point the Ag­fa­col­or ad­ver­tise­ment archive—­sev­er­al thou­sand 6 × 6 col­or neg­a­tives and pho­to­graphs which were tak­en be­tween 1952 and 1968.


2019 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize

Jac Leirn­er

4/10 – 8/25/2019

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

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Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

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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).