2019 Pro­gram

This is our 2019 ex­hi­bi­tion pro­gram.


HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig

9/21/2019 – 1/19/2020

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?

​Par­ti­ci­pat­ing artists: Jesse Dar­ling, Fla­ka Hal­i­ti, Tra­jal Har­rell, Paul Ma­heke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Os­car Muril­lo, Son­dra Per­ry



11/16/2019 – 3/1/2020

Born in 1972, the Amer­i­can artist Wade Guy­ton has cre­at­ed a con­cep­tu­al­ly con­sis­tent and re­fresh­ing­ly idiosyn­crat­ic oeu­vre for more than two de­cades. He is best known for his large-scale can­vas paint­in­gs made with a con­ven­tio­n­al ink­jet prin­t­er, with icon­ic mo­tifs such as flames, the let­ters X and U, and front pages of The New York Times web­site. Af­ter ac­quir­ing sev­er­al of the artist’s works for the col­lec­tion, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is host­ing a ma­jor sur­vey ex­hi­bi­tion in 2019 that will pre­sent his oeu­vre from the be­gin­n­ing of his ca­reer to his most re­cent works. Guy­ton plays a key role in the ar­tis­tic en­gage­ment with im­ages in the dig­i­tal age. He com­bines tra­di­tio­n­al vi­su­al me­dia, such as primed can­vas, with dig­i­tal print­ing pro­cess­es so that de­lib­er­ate de­gra­da­tions lead to aes­thet­i­cal­ly as­ton­ish­ing re­sults. On the oc­ca­sion of the ex­hi­bi­tion, a full ca­t­a­logue of the artist’s so­lo ex­hi­bi­tions will be pub­lished with texts by Jo­han­na Bur­ton, Yil­maz Dziewior, Michelle Kuo, and Ker­stin Stake­mei­er.

Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly
Writ­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy’s His­to­ry

Pho­tog­ra­phy Room Pre­sen­ta­tion

10/12/2019 – 2/2/2020

On the oc­ca­sion of the an­niv­er­sary of the Bauhaus, we will re­count how the pho­to­g­ra­pher Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly rewrote the his­to­ry of pho­tog­ra­phy. In ad­di­tion to her pho­to­graphs, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig archives in­clude let­ters that de­mon­s­trate her live­ly exchange with the pho­tog­ra­phy col­lec­tor and his­to­rian Erich Stenger. To­gether they planned to write a book about the his­to­ry of pho­tog­ra­phy. How­ev­er, the rise of the Nazis drove Mo­ho­ly in­to emi­gra­tion, while Stenger be­came a sought-af­ter ex­pert in the field in Ger­many. Mo­ho­ly ul­ti­mate­ly pub­lished A Hun­dred Years of Pho­tog­ra­phy on her own in Lon­don. The ex­hi­bi­tion will cov­er this work as well as the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Mo­ho­ly’s writ­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy.