Ex­hi­bi­tion

Andy Warhol Now

12/12/2020 – 6/13/2021

Andy Warhol is in­­dis­­putab­­ly the best-known rep­re­sen­­ta­­tive of Pop Art. His icon­ic sub­­­jects such as Mar­i­­lyn, the Cam­pell’s soup can, and Co­­ca-Co­la bot­­tles are part of the col­lec­­tive me­m­o­ry. Thir­­ty years af­ter his last ret­ro­spec­­tive in Cologne, Andy Warhol Now pre­sents Andy Warhol as an artist whose in­­no­­va­­tive work can be re­dis­­­cov­­ered, es­­pe­­cial­­ly for a young gen­er­a­­tion in the age of mi­­gra­­tion and so­­cial di­ver­si­­ty.

Ex­hi­bi­tion

Sisi in Pri­vate: The Em­press’s Pho­to Al­bums

10/24/2020 – 7/4/2021

Em­­press Elis­a­­beth of Aus­­tria-Hun­­gary, called Sisi, col­lec­t­ed pho­­to­­graphs in the 1860s, but kept them pri­­vate through­out her life. To­­day the Mu­se­um Lud­wig holds eigh­­teen of her al­bums with some 2000 pho­­to­­graphs. The most renowned are from her “al­bums of beau­ties,” high­­­ly staged por­­traits of other wo­m­en. The pre­sen­­ta­­tion out­­­lines the con­nec­­tions be­tween her al­­most ob­s­es­­sive col­lec­t­ing of por­­traits of wo­m­en and the im­age of her­­self that she cre­at­ed.

Ex­hi­bi­tion

Rus­sian Avant-Garde at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig: Orig­i­nal and Fake
Ques­tions, Re­search, Ex­pla­na­tions

9/26/2020–5/2/2021

Af­ter a long pe­ri­od in which the sub­ject was ta­boo, an in­creas­ing num­ber of mu­se­ums are open­ing up to a trans­par­ent ac­count­ing of coun­ter­feit works, exchang­ing in­sights, and, if ne­ces­sary, de­cid­ing to write off works from their col­lec­tions. With a stu­dio ex­hi­bi­tion on the Rus­sian avant- garde, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is ask­ing ques­tions about the au­then­tic­i­ty of works in its col­lec­tion. Thanks to Peter and Irene Lud­wig, in ad­di­tion to Pop Art and Pi­cas­so, the Rus­sian avant-garde is one of the fo­cus­es of the mu­se­um’s col­lec­tion, with more than 600 works from the pe­ri­od be­tween 1905 and 1930, in­clud­ing some 100 paint­in­gs.

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.