BRITISH POP ART
A wealth of masterpieces from the Heinz Beck Collection Special Guest: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
27.01.2019 bis 12.05.2019
England is considered to have been the cradle of Pop Art and produced numerous unusual positions on the phenomenon of the then truly revolutionary new art movement. In addition to motifs from everyday life, it is above all the idea that everyone is able to possess art. Copious masterpieces were created through the medium of printmaking, circulation art and multiples.
Düsseldorf lawyer Heinz Beck, whose collection is housed in the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, has gathered an outstanding collection of works from this period. His preference for reproduced work reflects the idea of a democratisation of art that went down in history with the catchphrase of art for all. For the first time, LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen presents a selection of British Pop Art from this unique collection along with its special and individual traits.
Ivor Abrahams I Peter Blake I Derek Boshier I Anthony Canham I Patrick Caulfield I Harold Cohen I Ian Colverson I Antony Donaldson I Michael English I Richard Hamilton I Jann Haworth I Dick Higgins I David Hockney I David Inshaw I Bill Jacklin I Allen Jones I David King I R. B. Kitaj I Gerald Laing I Les Levine I David A.J. Miller I Malcolm Morley I Robin Page I Eduardo Paolozzi I Peter Phillips I Tom Phillips I Patrick Procktor I John Salt I Colin Self I Richard Smith I Joe Tilson
ANNE TEACHES MARY TO READ – THE CULT OF ANNE AROUND 1500
The Instruction of Mary from the Peter and Irene Ludwig Collection in cooperation with the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen
10.02.2019 bis 12.05.2019
The starting point for the iconographic exhibition Anne Teaches Mary to Read – the Cult of Anne around 1500 is a highly qualitative and unique French stone sculpture dating from the mid-15th century belonging to the Peter and Irene Ludwig Collection. This sculpture was on permanent loan to the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum from 1994 and became the property of the City of Aachen in 2011 through the legacy of Irene Ludwig. It depicts how the enthroned Anne teaches the little Maria standing next to her to read, a pictorial theme that developed in the context of the adoration of Anne. The subject appeared in manuscripts as early as the 13th and early 14th centuries, gaining increasing attention in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period with the increased popularity of the veneration of Anne. It was only in the Baroque period however that the theme gained general popularity which lasted until the 19th century. In the period around 1500, when the cult of Anna reached its zenith, the teaching of Mary was still a rare pictorial theme compared to the much more popular and frequent depiction of the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne.
The exhibition focuses on the sculpture from the Ludwig Collection, which has hitherto been regarded as isolated. Other teachings of Mary are grouped around this figure, the later life of the adult Mary is illuminated and other important motifs from the veneration of Anne are shown.
RUHR-CHEMIE in photography – in cooperation with the LVR Industry Museum Oberhausen
16.09.2018 bis 24.02.2019
On the 90th anniversary of Ruhrchemie, LVR Industriemuseum and LUDWIGGALERIE present a twin exhibition for the first time dedicated to this important industrial sector as captured in photography. Since Ruhrchemie AG established itself in Oberhausen-Holten in 1928, many photographers from highly diverse professions – both amateurs and professionals and with or without commissions – have photographed the people working there and the products created. These also include prominent names such as Albert Renger-Patzsch, Hugo Schmölz, Robert Häusser and Ludwig Windstosser. The heterogeneity of the images is what makes the presentation so fascinating – with some of the photos of unknown protagonists being rather peculiar.
The exhibition in the Kleines Schloss of the LUDWIGGALERIE and the nearby Peter Behrens building is connected by a recently laid historic path. In this way, going from one part of the exhibition to the other can also be accompanied by industrial history.