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.


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.