Fü­sun Onur. Ret­ro­spec­tive

Septem­ber 16, 2023 – Jan­uary 28, 2024

Fü­sun Onur was born in 1938 in Is­tan­bul, where she is cur­rent­ly based. Her im­pres­sive and varied oeu­vre de­fies cat­e­go­riza­tion and can­not be as­signed to any one tra­di­tio­n­al art genre. Ear­ly on in her ca­reer, Onur dis­cov­ered sur­pris­ing sculp­tu­ral so­lu­tions through the ex­plo­ra­tion of sur­face and space. This for­mal ap­proach was on­ly one of many she de­vel­oped. Lat­er, ev­ery­day ob­jects and sen­su­ous ma­te­rials were in­cor­po­rat­ed in­to large in­s­tal­la­tions and aug­ment­ed by a nar­ra­tive el­e­ment that cont­in­ues to lend a po­et­ic depth to her work. Blue is a fre­quent­ly used col­or in Onur’s work and a re­cur­ring theme in this ex­hi­bi­tion.


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.

Walde Huth. Ma­te­rial and Fashion

Septem­ber 23, 2023 – March 3, 2024
Pre­sen­ta­tion in the Pho­tog­ra­phy Room

Ger­man pho­to­g­ra­pher Walde Huth (1923–2011) spent her en­tire ca­reer ex­plor­ing tex­tiles and fab­rics. Start­ing with com­mis­sions in the ear­ly 1950s, in­clud­ing those from the vel­vet fac­to­ry Gottlieb Ott Sohn, she was able to en­ter the in­ter­na­tio­n­al world of fashion as a pho­to­g­ra­pher, work­ing with de­sign­ers of the “New Look” such as Chris­tian Dior and Jac­ques Fath. On the oc­ca­sion of the cen­te­nary of Walde Huth’s birth, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is pre­sent­ing its hold­in­gs of her work, which have been ex­ten­sive­ly en­larged since 2017.

On the Val­ue of Time

New Pre­sen­ta­tion of the Col­lec­tion of Con­tem­po­rary Art

For the fourth time the Mu­se­um is show­ing a new pre­sen­ta­tion of the col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary art in the base­ment.This edi­­tion, run­n­ing from Au­­gust 10, 2023 till Au­­gust 31, 2025, will fo­­cus on dif­fer­­ent con­­cepts of time and ways in which artists han­­dle the top­ic in their work.


Schultze Pro­jects #3
Min­er­va Cue­vas

Novem­ber 2021 – Au­gust 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 Oc­to­ber 5, 2023.