Roni Horn. Give Me Para­dox or Give Me Death

March 23 – Au­gust 11, 2024

Mu­se­um Lud­wig is pleased to pre­sent Roni Horn: Give Me Para­­dox or Give Me Death, a so­­lo ex­hi­bi­­tion of works by in­­flu­en­­tial Amer­i­­can artist Roni Horn. The ex­hi­bi­­tion in­­­cludes over 100 works, span­n­ing from the be­gin­n­ing of the artist’s de­­cades long ca­reer to pre­sent day.


HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig.
And Yes­ter­day and To­mor­row

March 9 – Oc­to­ber 13, 2024

Through its re­cur­rent HERE AND NOW se­ries, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig ques­­tions con­ven­­tio­n­al ways of ex­hi­bi­­tion-mak­ing and ex­amines its own work as an in­­sti­­tu­­tion. The ninth pro­­ject in the se­ries, And Yes­ter­­day and To­­mor­row, brings to­gether se­lec­t­ed con­tem­po­rary and his­­tor­i­­cal art­­works with sci­en­tif­ic ma­te­rial to ex­­plore our ex­pe­ri­ences of time and the places we oc­cu­py. More­over, by in­­­clud­ing var­i­ous dis­­­ci­p­­lines, the ex­hi­bi­­tion pro­­vides a space for col­lec­­tive learn­ing. This is al­­so the Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s first de­­mon­s­­tra­b­­ly cli­­mate-neu­­tral show.

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.

1000 … miles to the edge – Do­na­tion Kasper König

Novem­ber 11, 2023 – March 17, 2024
New in the Col­lec­tion

As an ex­hi­bi­­tion or­­ganiz­er, co­­foun­der of Skulp­­tur Pro­­jekte Mün­ster, cu­ra­­tor of the ma­jor ex­hi­bi­­tions West­­kunst and von hi­er aus as well as Man­i­fes­­ta in St. Peter­s­burg, Kasper König played an in­­­com­­para­ble role in shap­ing art dis­­­course over the past five de­­cades. He was di­rec­­tor of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig for twelve years (2000–12). In his view, a mu­se­um is a public place: “It be­­longs to ev­ery­one and no one.” König is now do­­nat­ing a se­lec­­tion of works from his pri­­vate col­lec­­tion to the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, which will be pre­sen­t­ed in one room within the mu­se­um’s per­­ma­­nent col­lec­­tion.

2023 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize: Fran­cis Alÿs

Novem­ber 18, 2023 – April 7, 2024

Fran­cis Alÿs re­ceives the 2023 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize from the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig. The Mex­i­co Ci­ty–based artist (b. 1959 in An­tw­erp) studied ar­chi­tec­ture and ur­ban plan­n­ing and be­gan work­ing for lo­cal NGOs there in 1986, be­fore start­ing his ar­tis­tic ca­reer in 1990. As is cus­to­mary, the prize en­tails the ac­qui­si­tion of a work for the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. Fran­cis Alÿs’s un­ti­tled two-part work is part of the so-called Sign Paint­ing Pro­ject (1993–1997). It will be on show in a pre­sen­ta­tion from Novem­ber 18, 2023 to April 7, 2024.

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


The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is gett­ing green­er. What kind of world do we want to live in? This is a press­ing ques­­tion, es­­pe­­cial­­ly in light of the cli­­mate cri­­sis. As a public in­­sti­­tu­­tion that is com­mit­t­ed to so­­cial, eco­log­i­­cal, and eco­nom­ic re­spon­si­­bil­i­­ty, sus­­tain­a­­bil­i­­ty is a con­cern for the Mu­se­um Lud­wig at all op­er­at­ing lev­­els, with the aim of bet­ter pro­­tec­t­ing peo­­ple and na­­ture now and in the fu­­ture.

Col­lec­tion On­line

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


Late Night Thurs­day

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

Our next Late Night Thurs­day will take place on March 7, 2024.