OpenTuesday → Sunday 10:00h → 17:00h
Thursday 10:00h → 20:00h
EntreeAdults → € 8,-
Reduced → € 5,-
Groups (min. 8 persons) → € 5,- pp
-21 years and every Thursday → free admission
The LUDWIG FORUM AACHEN is a multi-genre house for international contemporary art. Its basis is the art collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig that comprises key works of American Pop Art, Photo Realism and European art from the beginning 1960s to the present. This is the starting point for an attractive exhibition program. Art education offers many activities and guided tours for all ages and types of groups, available in Dutch, French and English. Contact: Karl-Heinz Jeiter +49 241 1807 115, Email: Karl-Heinz.Jeiter@mail.aachen.de
What makes a man a ‘real’ man? What do rituals of masculinity involve, how do men face up to the challenges they pose, how do they deal with failure? The American artist Erik Levine (*1960 Los Angeles) analyzes our society and its norms, rituals, and masculine stereotypes in his video works. With empathy but nonetheless uncompromising, Levine circles in on the relationship between life and death, social norms, idealized images and stark reality.
To mark the awarding of the Aachen Art Prize to Franz Erhard Walther, the Ludwig Forum is staging a solo exhibition of the artist’s work in summer. Since the 1960s Walther has challenged the traditional notion of sculpture like no other artist of his generation, extending and decisively changing our ideas about sculpture. The body, time, space, language, gestures – Walther includes all these materials into his sculptural works and installations.
The collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig is home to one of the six largest and the first-ever holdings of contemporary Cuban art in Germany. This fascinating section of the collection focuses on the visual art of the Caribbean state, foremost from the period since 1989, a time marked by crisis and attempts to overcome it. In the exhibition Art x Cuba – Contemporary Perspectives since 1989, to be held at the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen from the summer of 2017, these works from the Collection encounter for the first time contemporary works from Cuba (by artists such as Yoan Capote, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, Felipe Dulzaides, Celia & Yunior). This encounter opens a discussion on aesthetic and formal developments in Cuban art as well as the subjects it has focused on.
Main focus of both artists is working with vivid colors in very different media. The exhibition is part of the research project THE INVENTION OF THE NEUE WILDE.
A look back at developments in the computer culture since the mid-1990s with focus on the relationship between interactive art games and artistic modes of play.
6 museums - 17 galleries and producer galleries - 9 artists' groups - 17 cultural institutions & showrooms in Aachen open their doors during the weekend of 23./24. September 2017. More info here.
12:00h - 18:00h - Open Workshop
12:00h & 15:00h - Guided Tour KUNST X KUBA
15:00h - 16:00h - Childcare
Start of the ceramics workshop with Barbara Brouwers. More info here.
Opening of the exhibition NOEMI WEBER / NOBUYUKI OSAKI at 18:00h. At 15:00h a new exhibition opens at the Kunsthaus NRW and at 19:00h at the NAK: All three openings will be connected via a CONTEMPORARY-ART-BUS.