Exhibitions

Review

2018

Pierre Soulages - Noir / Lumière

04.11.2018 until 06.01.2019

Colour and Gesture in the 1950s

Far beyond the borders of France, the artistic work of Pierre Soulages is regarded as unique in the rigorous radicalism with which he has devoted himself, almost exclusively, to the colour black. Born in 1919, he has been...

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2018

John Chamberlain - Bending spaces

26.08.2018 until 21.10.2018

The crumpled sculptures by the American artist John Chamberlain, welded together from deformed car body parts, revolutionized the art world back in the 1950s. Through the unusual use of industrially...

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2018

Confluentes - Confluentes III. Breaking through boundaries

29.07.2018 until 12.08.2018

Festival

Confluentes III. Breaking through Boundaries

Invitations to the art festival ‘Confluentes III’ were sent to artists from around the world in order to present a variety of positions on the theme of ‘breaking through boundaries’....

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2018

Zhang Fangbai - Zhang Fangbai. Ninggu

29.07.2018 until 12.08.2018

The pictures of Zhang Fangbai (born in 1965 Hengyang, Provinz Hunan/ China) confront the viewer unmediated and with overwhelming force. They seem mighty in the physical sense of the word.

Their outstanding presence...

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2018

Shao Fan - YOU

10.06.2018 until 22.07.2018

As an artist, Shao Fan (born 1964 in Beijing) occupies a special position in contemporary Chinese painting. This is due to two key aspects that are closely linked. On the one hand, he uses the classical ink drawing as his...

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2018

Edward Burtynsky - Aqua Shock

25.03.2018 until 27.05.2018

The Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) became world-famous with his breathtaking large-format photographs documenting landscapes altered by human hand, industrial terrains and urban...

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2018

Stephan Kaluza - Demarkation / Transit

28.01.2018 until 18.03.2018

The photographic works of the artist and writer Stephan Kaluza (b. 1964) tell of the interplay between humankind and nature. Human actions and natural disasters turn numerous locations into places of...

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2017

Ruth Baumgarte - Turn of the Fire

12.11.2017 until 07.01.2018

In the person of Ruth Baumgarte (1923–2013) the Ludwig Museum is presenting an artist whose expressive, sometimes almost apocalyptic work addressed the social and socio-political upheavals that have...

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2017

Kader Attia - Architecture of Memory

01.11.2017 until 21.01.2018

The Franco-Algerian artist Kader Attia (b. 1970 in Dugny, Département Seine-St-Denis, near Paris) enjoys great international respect. Having grown up in Paris and Algiers, Kader Attia is deeply...

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2017

China - Dialogue. Transmission

11.06.2017 until 13.08.2017

The exhibition traces an innovative and so far never examined approach to the transfer of art and culture between Germany and China. Broadening the perspective of the West on the to date unimagined variety of Chinese contemporary art is the key...

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2017

Howard Kanovitz - Visible Difference

26.03.2017 until 28.05.2017

In the late 1960s, Peter and Irene Ludwig began to grapple with contemporary art: with Fluxus and Nouveau Réalisme as well as with European and in particular with American Pop Art. Already the major exhibition ‘Kunst der sechziger Jahre’...

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2017

- Prague Power Boost. Krištof Kintera/ Josef Achrer/ Marek Číhal

05.02.2017 until 19.03.2017

KRIŠTOF KINTERA, JOSEF ACHRER and MAREK ČÍHAL are considered to be among the most successful young artists of the Czech Republic. Do we know anything about it, the Czech art scene before the Iron Curtain was lifted, or how much of the...

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2016

Jeff Cowen - Photoworks

30.10.2016 until 29.01.2017

The Ludwig Museum is presenting the first solo museum exhibition of the New York artist Jeff Cowen, who is now based in Berlin.
Cowen uses only analogue photography. All the prints are made in his Berlin darkroom. His chief concern is not a...

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2016

Erró - Private Utopia

28.08.2016 until 16.10.2016

Erró (born 1932) depicts in his oeuvre a wild cosmos of excessive phantasies: “I paint because painting is a private Utopia.“ His paintings, prints, and sculptures tackle the cultural and social developments of the modern world and its...

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2016

- Unknown

16.06.2016 until 30.08.2016

Julian Schnabel’s influence can be seen in the newer generation of painters who have incorporated the ephemera of the studio into their own materials and form the appearance of a good portion of the new art of today. On another floor in the...

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Julian Schnabel - Palimpsest. Printed Works

06.06.2016 until 15.08.2016

The Ludwig Museum Koblenz presents the retrospective survey of the printed works by artist Julian Schnabel from 1983 to the present. The public has now the opportunity to see an extensive view of Schnabel’s work in this medium, a significant...

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- The Reality and the Divine

04.06.2016 until 07.08.2016

The motto of the exhibition is a quote from the French artist, Georges Rousse (born 1947): “I mix painting and photography like the reality and the divine.”  In 1993 Rousse created the piece, ‘Trutzenburg Koblenz’ as an intervention into...

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2016

Grimanesa Amorós - Ocupante

14.02.2016 until 10.04.2016

A dream and the reality of life…..

OCUPANTE, was inspired by Koblenz, a city near Frankfurt and The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner”), where the Moselle joins the Rhine river. At this location, there are three parts of the...

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2015

Delson Uchôa, José Bechara - Squares and patterns

22.11.2015 until 20.01.2016

Delson Uchôa (born 1956) and José Bechara (born 1957), both Brazilian artists, despite all differences between them, are connected by their sense for form and rhythm.

Uchôa, who became famous for his bright almost gaudy colours,...

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2015

, John Cage - Cage-Grygar

30.08.2015 until 08.11.2015

The Ludwig Museum juxtaposes the two exceptional artists John Cage and Milan Grygar, and explores their works under the aspects of chance and concept, experiment, everyday sounds and the expansion of music and art. Cage was one of the most...

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2015

Wei Liu - Surreal Realities

14.06.2015 until 21.08.2015

In China dominiert die figurative Malerei, die sich auf die eigene Tradition beruft und zugleich Tendenzen westlicher Kunst in sich vereint. Ihr Aufstieg begann mit dem "Zynischen Realismus", dem auch Liu Wei (geb. 1965) angehörte. Als einer...

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