Peng! is hacking the EU – the collective is causing a deliberate short circuit between EU policy of sealing itself off and hyper-capitalism.
Contemporary art interferes: The works and actions in the exhibition Beat the System! Provocation in Art feature socio-critical, social, and political elements.
Hardcore, punk, and subculture are terms that are associated with the person, but also with the art of Raymond Pettibon. He has been active
The figure expressively raises a clenched left fist in the air, the right index finger points to the ground, the mouth spits fire, black
Despite her eclectic oeuvre, Elke Krystufek is best known for the scandalous performances of her early years.
Pussy Riot is a Russian art-punk band, founded in 2011, known far beyond Russia for their decidedly feminist and government-critical protest performances in public
Primarily influenced by Jürgen Böttcher’s (Strawalde) circle of artists in Dresden, the painter Peter Herrmann leaves the GDR in 1984 to later settle in
There are more than 70 border installations similar to the former Berlin Wall worldwide (as of 2019). And the number is rising.
Christoph Schlingensief investigated political and social conditions in his work, on the basis of a wide variety of media, and thus followed the concept
The artist collective Chicks on Speed (CoS), founded in Munich in the mid-1990s by Alex Murray-Leslie, Kiki Moorse, and Melissa Logan, is known for
At first glance, Martin Kippenberger’s artistic gestures appear carefree, almost childlike, and playful. This is intentional because his artistic strategy and his work are
Annette Wehrmann’s series Blumensprengung (Flower Blast) takes up the pioneer spirit of the early 1970s, which was characterized by the influences of an increasingly
Cornelia Schleime joined a subversive art scene that opposed the doctrine of socialist realism in the GDR already during her studies at the Dresden
The work Lehrauftrag from 2000 is the result of a cooperation between the artist Christian Jankowski, RWTH Aachen University and the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein.
Today, music produces social relationships that no longer require any proprietorship. However, it still cannot operate independently of the system without itself being part
On June 22, 2016, a group of activists in front of the Audimax of the Ruhr-University Bochum chanted very particular slogans. The protesters shouted
Through his Word Pictures (1957/1958), Franz Erhard Walther discovered early on, that the graphic appearance of a typeface alone conveys associations, and that it
Die Tödliche Doris was the name of a punk group active between 1980 and 1987. The members were musicians, photographers, filmmakers, fashion designers, painters,
The actions are the focus of Joseph Beuys’ artistic work. Here he combines all genres and media: objects, language, noise, actions.
Franz Gertsch had his international breakthrough with the painting Medici at documenta 5 in 1972. Only three years earlier, he had discovered his own
In the evening at the museum. An exceptionally great number of guests gather in the “Mulde” of the Ludwig Forum and are eagerly awaiting
In the 1980s, the urge for progression and provocation in West Germany is also reflected in a new way of figurative painting. Walter Dahn,
Large black and white photographs are mounted behind metal plates. Who are these women and what is the title of the series about?
The Kleinbürgerserie, ten large-format works on paper, which includes the work from the collection of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, marks a turning
*1949 A.R.E. 1980/81 Michael Deistler, A.R.E. 1980/81, 1980/1981, Ball Pentel and polaroid on paper, 90 parts, Courtesy Michael Deistler & Dorothea Schlueter Galerie Hamburg,