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Museum Ludwig
HERE AND NOW AT
MUSEUM LUDWIG GÜNTER PETER STRASCHEK.
EMIGRATION – FILM – POLITICS
Günter Peter Straschek Emigration – Film – Politics
Press conference: Friday, March 2, 2018, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
Opening: Friday, March 2, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Curator: Julia Friedrich
Exhibition: March 3 – July 1, 2018
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne
https://www.museum-ludwig.de

One of the most impressive documentary films in the history of German television languished in the archives of the WDR for decades: Günter Peter Straschek’s 1975 Filmemigration aus Nazideutschland [Film Emigration from Nazi Germany].
Now it stands at the center of an exhibition that situates Straschek’s work in the context of the revolutionary cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. This five-hour film offers a forum to many of the more than two thousand people from the film industry forced to flee the Nazis.
The exhibition presents Straschek (1942–2009) as a man unreconciled, a filmmaker whose insistent gaze put a willfully forgotten past back on the agenda. He trained that gaze in movie theaters, among other places, notably in watching the uncompromising work of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, in one of whose films he appears: Einleitung zu Arnold Schoenbergs ‘Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene’ [Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene’].
In 1966, Straschek began his studies at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (dffb). He was expelled from the Academy in 1968 in the wake of the controversy touched off by his Ein Western für den SDS [A Western for the SDS ]. The exhibition includes the Academy’s “Wochenschau” [News of the week], which documents these events, as well as Straschek’s 1970 film Zum Begriff des ‘kritischen Kommunismus’ bei Antonio Labriola [On the Concept of ‘Critical Communism’ in Antonio Labriola].
Günter Peter Straschek. Emigration – Film – Politics is the fourth exhibition in the project series HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig. This is an experimental format in which the practice of traditional museum exhibitions is renegotiated and at the same time opened up to positions that do not necessarily have to come from the visual arts.
The exhibition is generously supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. It is also supported by the HERE AND NOW group of members of the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig e. V. as well as the Storch Foundation.
Curator: Julia Friedrich
Website and Social Media During the exhibition, the Museum Ludwig will be posting on its social media channels with hashtags #hierundjetzt and #Straschek.
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Vimeo: @MuseumLudwig,

www.museum-ludwig.de

HAEGUE YANG:
ETA 1994–2018, 2018
WOLFGANG HAHN PRIZE
Press conference:
Monday, April 16, 2018, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
Award ceremony and opening:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Curator: Yilmaz Dziewior
Curatorial Assistant: Leonie Radine
April 18 – August 12, 2018
In 2018, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig will award the Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Haegue Yang (*1971 in Seoul, lives in Berlin and Seoul). To mark the occasion, the museum is organizing her first major survey exhibition. More than 120 works from 1994 to the present will illuminate her prolific and versatile oeuvre, ranging from her formative works that include objects reminiscent of Fluxus in the 1990s to lacquer paintings, photographs, works on paper, video essays, sculptures, performative works, and large-scale Venetian blind installations.

Questions of cultural and ontological identity run throughout Yang’s oeuvre. Inviting a multifaceted perception of the phenomena in our world, she continually seeks unique forms of expression and methods that allow her to trace intercultural aspects of history. The extensive yet precise selection of the works in the carefully conceived scenography of ETA will configure and render her oeuvre as harmonious, while full of dissonances.
A catalogue raisonnée will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Curator: Yilmaz Dziewior
Curatorial Assistant: Leonie Radine
Website and Social Media During the exhibition, the Museum Ludwig will be posting on its social media channels with hashtags
#haegueyang and #WHP2018.
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Vimeo: @MuseumLudwig,
www.museum-ludwig.de

DOING THE DOCUMENT:
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM DIANE ARBUS TO PIET ZWART
THE BARTENBACH DONATION
Press conference: Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
Opening: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 7 p.m.
Curators: Barbara Engelbach and Miriam Halwani
August 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, August Sander, Tata Ronkholz, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Piet Zwart, and twelve other photographers all share a documentary and artistic approach, which will be presented and simultaneously questioned in Doing the Document.
Walker Evans did not describe his photographs as documentary, but instead spoke of a “documentary style.” Where does the document end and the artistic gesture begin? This is a question that must be renegotiated in these post-factual times amid the increasing aestheticization of archival and documentary materials in contemporary art. The exhibition is the result of a donation of more than two hundred works by German and American photographers from the Bartenbach family of Cologne, which recently expanded our collection considerably. In addition to valuable groups of photographs ranging from the early twentieth century to the present, the Bartenbach Collection also contains source materials that will undergo a scholarly review for the first time.
The exhibition is generously supported by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland.
Curators: Barbara Engelbach and Miriam Halwani
Website and Social Media
During the exhibition, the Museum Ludwig will be posting on its social media channels with hashtag #doingthedocument.
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Vimeo:
@MuseumLudwig, www.museum-ludwig.de

 

GABRIELE MÜNTER. PAINTING TO THE POINT
Press conference: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
Opening: Friday, September 14, 2018, 7 p.m.
Curators: Matthias Mühling, Director, Lenbachhaus, Munich, and Isabelle Jansen, Gabriele Münter and Johannes Eichner Foundation
Curator in Cologne: Rita Kersting, Deputy Director, Museum Ludwig
September 15, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Gabriele Münter (b. 1877 in Berlin, d. 1962 in Murnau) was a central figure of German Expressionism and the artist group Der Blaue Reiter, which was founded at Münter’s house in Murnau. Her role as a dedicated proponent, mediator, and longtime companion of Wassily Kandinsky is well known and recognized. This exhibition demonstrates Gabriele Münter’s importance and independence as a painter: with more than one hundred paintings, including works from her estate that will be presented to the public for the first time, it will offer a new look at this strong artist.
Münter is one of the few women who played an early role in developing modernism. Her openness and willingness to experiment as a painter, photographer, and graphic artist will now be presented in detail for the first time. Her well-known paintings include portraits of figures such as Marianne Werefkin and Kandinsky as well as romantic landscapes of her adopted home in Bavaria. The exhibition begins with rare photographs taken by Münter around 1900 during a multi-year trip through the United States. It will focus on her paintings, which, in addition to colorful portraits and landscapes, also include interiors, abstract works, and “primitivistic pictures.”
Thanks in particular to the Haubrich Collection, the Museum holds paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, as well as artists from the Der Blaue Reiter group, such as Franz Marc, August Macke, and Alexei Jawlensky. Surprisingly, the collection does not include any of Gabriele Münter’s paintings.
This gap will now be closed with the acquisition of a painting for the collection.
A large number of the works in the exhibition come from the Gabriele Münter and Johannes Eichner Foundation and from the Lenbachhaus in Munich, which is organizing the exhibition, as well as international collections such as the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, the Center Pompidou in Paris, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
The catalog for the exhibition Gabriele Münter: Painting to the Point was published by Prestel Verlag. Edited by Isabelle Jansen and Matthias Mühling. Hardcover, 272 pages, 20.0 x 27.0 cm, 248 color illustrations, 49 b/w illustrations, €39.95.
The exhibition is generously supported by the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation.
Curators: Matthias Mühling, Director, Lenbachhaus, Munich, and Isabelle Jansen, Gabriele Münter and Johannes Eichner Foundation
Curator in Cologne: Rita Kersting, Deputy Director, Museum Ludwig
Website and Social Media During the exhibition, the Museum Ludwig will be posting on its social media channels with hashtag #MLxGM.
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Vimeo: @MuseumLudwig, www.museum-ludwig.de

PRESENTATIONS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY ROOM
Black Power – Flower Power:
Photographs by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch
Press conference: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
February 3 – June 3, 2018
On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, the Museum Ludwig is exhibiting the works of the photographers Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch, who captured San Francisco in the turbulent 1960s with sympathy and observing distance. It was a time when, particularly on the West Coast of the United States, the various strands of the civil rights movement and counterculture came together, in which the Black Panthers emerged and hippies experimented with new ways of living and working in the Haight-Ashbury district.
The politicization and radicalization following the assassination of Malcolm X and the bloody race riots in Watts, Los Angeles, contrasted with anarchic hedonism, and the agitative posters of the Black Panthers could be seen alongside psychedelic posters across the urban landscape.
In 2013, the Museum Ludwig received a donation of fifty-one photographs from the Pirkle Jones Foundation in San Francisco. In February 2018 they will be presented in their entirety for the first time.

Photographer’s Name Aenne Biermann
Press conference: Friday, June 15, 2018, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
June 16 – September 23, 2018
Aenne Biermann (1898–1933) took photographs of her immediate surroundings from 1925 until her early death, and this body of work helped shape modernist photography. Her estate remains lost to this day, and only a few institutions hold original prints by Biermann. The Museum Ludwig will now present its full collection of over twenty of Biermann’s photographs for the first time.

Alexander von Humboldt: Photography and Legacy
Press conference: Friday, October 12, 2018, 11 a.m.,
press preview starting at 10 a.m.
October 13, 2018 – February 3, 2019
The year 2019 will mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt, who was well traveled and connected, was not only a member of the commission that voted for the worldwide publication of one of the first photographic processes in 1839. He was also subsequently given photo albums that are now valuable and singular works. These include an album from 1844 that the inventor of photography on paper, W. H. F. Talbot, dedicated to Humboldt—one of the first photo books ever. In 1858 Humboldt received a large album from Paul de Rosti with photos from Mexico and Venezuela in memory of his travels in South America. Their history and their journey to the collection of the Museum Ludwig will be reconstructed, offering a look back at the early days of photography.
Museum Ludwig
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne
www.museum-ludwig.de

 

 

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