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
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.