Blinky Paler­mo: The Com­plete Edi­tions. Ul­rich Rein­ing­haus Do­na­tion

1/18/2020 – 5/3/2020

Peter Heis­terkamp, whose artist’s name goes back to the ma­fio­so Frank “Blinky” Paler­mo, is known for his large fab­ric and me­t­al pic­tures as well as his ob­jects and in­s­tal­la­tions. Less well known, yet no less in­ter­est­ing, are the works he cre­at­ed in edi­tions: screen prints and off­set prints, litho­graphs, ob­jects, and a tem­plate for paint­ing. In their en­tire­ty, th­ese works not on­ly re­flect Paler­mo's de­vel­op­ment from the 1960s to his ear­ly death in 1977, but al­so show how the artist de­lib­er­ate­ly ex­pand­ed his work with the pos­si­bil­i­ties of tech­ni­cal re­pro­duc­tion.


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.


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.