Museum Ludwig Announces Before The Law Post War Sculptures and Spaces of Contemporary Art

Museum Ludwig in Cologne presents Before The Law Post-War Sculptures and Spaces of Contemporary Art. A joint exhibition of Museum Ludwig and Siemens Stiftung. On view 17 December 2011–22 April 2012. Opening: 16 December, 7 pm.

Germaine Richier, “Le Griffu,” 1952. Collection Museum Ludwig, Co-logne. Photo: RBA, Cologne. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011.

The question of the fundamental conditions of human existence is of timeless importance as well as contemporary urgency. Human rights violations and assaults on human dignity can be observed every day—the media seeming to allow us to examine these with increasing thoroughness.

On December 16th, 2011, Museum Ludwig, Cologne will open the exhibition BEFORE THE LAW. The show is dedicated in both a focused and comprehensive manner to the central theme of the human condition and its fragility. The sculptures of the postwar era and spaces of contemporary art visualize with great immediacy how the various artists come to terms with the conditio humana.

This show, organized in collaboration with Siemens Stiftung, is the last programmatic exhibition curated by Kasper König at Museum Ludwig.

In preparation of the exhibition talks take place, which deal with the basic question of human dignity in relation to the construct law.

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Talks about the exhibition BEFORE THE LAW

Berlin, Humboldt University, senate hall, Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 7pm
Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (LMU Munich): The continuous inflation of dignity

Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, 7pm
Spatial experience and existence
Kasper König in conversation with Phyllida Barlow, Jan Verwoert and Thomas D. Trummer.

Museum Ludwig
50667 Cologne

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