The Known and the Unknown - New presentation of the Peter and Irene Ludwig collection and latest donations
22.09.2019 until 27.10.2019
Exactly ten years after the large collection exhibition in 2009, the Ludwig Museum again presents important works from its own collection and puts them in dialogue with the latest donations and...
Nam Tchun Mo - Gesture in Space
15.06.2019 until 15.09.2019
Nam Tchun-Mo (born 1961 in Daegu) counts to one of those loose artist groups who initiated a new era of abstract art in South Korea in the 1970s. They are associated with the Dansaekhwa movement, to which artists born between 1913 and 1936 are...
Deng Guo Yuan - The Butterflies conquer the Dinosaurs Garden
12.05.2019 until 06.06.2019
The Chinese artist Deng Guoyuan (born 1957 in Tianjin) has spent his entire life studying the garden. He interprets this in front of the treasure of thought and...
Alex Katz - Bigger Is Better
10.03.2019 until 28.04.2019
The American artist Alex Katz is internationally regarded as one of the outstanding figures of contemporary painting. His art is located between abstraction and figuration, which makes it impossible to consider his...
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...
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...
Confluentes - Confluentes III. Breaking through boundaries
29.07.2018 until 12.08.2018
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’....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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’...
- 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- 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...
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...
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,...
, 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...
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...