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.


HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig

Start­ing 9/21/2019

The ex­hi­bi­tion Tran­s­cor­po­re­al­i­ties re­flects on the mu­se­um as a perme­able body in which vari­ous bi­o­log­i­cal, so­cial, tech­no­log­i­cal, po­lit­i­cal, and eco­nom­ic sys­tems flow in­to each other. Like all hu­man and non­hu­man en­ti­ties, it en­gages in per­pe­t­u­al metabolic pro­cess­es with its en­vi­ron­ment. Against this back­drop, the tran­si­tio­n­al area of the foy­er turns in­to an ex­hi­bi­tion and per­for­mance space. Here as well as in the col­lec­tion, the artists raise ques­tions about em­bod­i­ment, vis­i­bil­i­ty, and ac­ces­si­bil­i­ty: What is in­scribed in and at­trib­ut­ed to the body? Who is look­ing at whom? Mu­se­ums are so­cial places of ed­u­ca­tion that cre­ate mat­ter and mean­ing. But what are the pos­si­bil­i­ties and lim­its of cor­po­re­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion?

Campaign motive "Family Ties: The Schröder Donation"


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.


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 (ser­­se­ums­di­en­st@s­


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).