HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig
Dy­nam­ic Spaces

6/6 – 8/20/2020

For the ex­hi­bi­tion HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig: Dy­nam­ic Spaces, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is col­lab­o­rat­ing with the plat­form Con­tem­po­rary And (C&). Found­ed by Ju­lia Grosse and Yvette Mu­tum­ba, C& sees it­self as “a dy­nam­ic space for is­sues and in­for­ma­tion on con­tem­po­rary art from Afri­ca and its Glob­al Di­as­po­ra.” The ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sents th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties and C&’s of­f­line pro­jects and con­nects them with other ar­tis­tic po­si­tions.

Ex­hi­bi­tion

Map­ping the Col­lec­tion

June 20 - Au­gust 23, 2020

The ex­hi­bi­tion Map­ping the Col­lec­tion takes a new look at two in­flu­en­tial de­cades in Amer­i­can (art) his­to­ry: the 1960s and 1970s. The ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sents a se­lec­tion of art­works from the Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s col­lec­tion by fe­male, queer, and in­dige­nous artists as well as artists of col­or who are not rep­re­sent­ed in the col­lec­tion, as an im­pe­tus for a broad­er re­cep­tion of Amer­i­can art. The po­lit­i­cal and so­cial events and de­vel­op­ments of th­ese two de­cades form the back­ground against which our West­ern Eu­ro­pean con­cep­tion and re­cep­tion of Amer­i­can art his­to­ry is crit­i­cal­ly ques­tioned.

In con­junc­tion with the ex­hi­bi­tion, a video se­ries has been pro­duced which will be up­dat­ed week­ly. Have a look at it here.

Video Gallery

You can watch more videos about our ex­hi­bi­tion pro­gram here.

Im­por­tant news

Dear vis­i­tors,

we are pleased to an­nounce that Mu­se­um Lud­wig has re-opened on the 5th of May. As is it our pri­or­i­ty to pro­tect you and our staff we kind­ly ask you to cov­er your mouth and nose when vis­it­ing us.

 

 

Col­lec­tion On­line

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

Ex­hi­bi­tion

Si­lent Ruins
F. A. Op­pen­heim Pho­to­graphs An­tiqui­ty

Pho­tog­ra­phy Room Pre­sen­ta­tion

02/15/2020 – 06/14/2020

The ruins of the Acrop­o­lis ap­­pear to stand si­­len­t­­ly in Fe­lix Alex­an­der Op­pen­heim’s pho­­to­­graphs: no peo­­ple are vis­i­ble. In 1854 the large-for­­mat pic­­ture book “A­the­nien­­sische Al­terthümer” was pub­­lished, of which the Mu­se­um Lud­wig holds one of two sur­­viv­ing copies. Now the en­tire al­bum will be ex­hi­b­it­ed for the first time, thus re­veal­ing a mo­­ment in his­­to­ry when the en­thu­si­asm for an­­tiqui­­ty, ear­­ly arche­ol­o­­gy, the politics of sym­bols in Greece, and the strug­­gle for right­­ful own­er­­ship cre­at­ed a con­­text rich in words and im­ages for th­ese si­­lent ruins.

Ex­hi­bi­tion

Schultze Pro­jects #2

Av­ery Singer

Oc­to­ber 2019 – Oc­to­ber 2021

For the se­cond edi­tion of the se­ries Schultze Pro­jects, the Amer­i­can artist Av­ery Singer has cre­at­ed a new, site-spe­cif­ic work for the stair­well at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. The sev­en-part work is over sev­en­teen me­ters long and three and a half me­ters high. 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 ev­ery two years since 2017 an artist has been in­vit­ed to cre­ate a ma­jor work for the pro­mi­nent front wall of the stair­well.

Museum

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.

Event

Late Night Thurs­day

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

From May on­wards our Late Night Thurs­day will on­ly take place dig­i­tal­ly un­til fur­ther no­tice. To join vis­it our so­cial me­dia chan­nels on In­s­ta­gram and Face­book&nb­sp;from 5pm on­wards.

You can read about the pro­gram of our Late Night Thurs­day in June here.