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Le Souffleur

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Le Souffleur

Wilhelm Schürmann presents his collection with works from the Ludwig Collection in “Le Souffleur.”

The list of artworks in Irene and Peter Ludwig’s Collection is long. It contains a large number of art history’s most celebrated artists such as Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns or Richard Hamilton to name but a few, which the couple has collected since the early 1960s. Twenty years later Gabriele and Wilhelm Schürmann started collecting art in the mid 1980s. Concentrating on context oriented positions informed by Institutional Critique and political art, their collection counteracts major currents in art followed by the Ludwigs. Including artists by the likes of Martin Kippenberger, Christopher Williams, Valie Export or Franz West, the Schürmann Collection is one of the most important collections of contemporary art in Germany today.

For the very first time these two collections have been brought together at the Aachener Ludwig Forum. Around 200 pieces from the Schürmann Collection and 50 artworks from the Ludwig Collection form an interesting juxtaposition, that challenges the viewer to take a fresh perspective on the respective collection.

What soon becomes apparent is a fascinating dialogue about art and the passion of collecting it; revealing something about the many routes a collection can take and the beneficial effect of supplementing its pieces with a collection that has taken a slightly different journey.

PAULINE M'BAREK, Rope, 2013. Courtesy the artist
PAULINE M'BAREK, Rope, 2013. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Untitled 2014; NAIRY BAGHRAMAIN, Beliebte Stelle, 2015. Courtesy the artists
HEINRICH DUNST, Untitled 2014; NAIRY BAGHRAMAIN, Beliebte Stelle, 2015. Courtesy the artists
FIONA BANNER, Nude Wing, 2011. Courtesy the artist
FIONA BANNER, Nude Wing, 2011. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Materiallager, 2015. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Materiallager, 2015. Courtesy the artist
HEIMO ZOBERNIG, Ohne Titel, 2013. Courtesy the artist
HEIMO ZOBERNIG, Ohne Titel, 2013. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Trude, 2014. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Trude, 2014. Courtesy the artist
JOELLE TUERLINCKX, Grün - vom Tisch (gefundenes Objekt, Genf, 2007), 2012. Courtesy the artist
JOELLE TUERLINCKX, Grün - vom Tisch (gefundenes Objekt, Genf, 2007), 2012. Courtesy the artist
VINCENT FECTEAU, Untitled, 2006. Courtesy the artist
VINCENT FECTEAU, Untitled, 2006. Courtesy the artist
JOHANNA RODERBURG, Main and minor points: paper bag, 2013. Courtesy the artist
JOHANNA RODERBURG, Main and minor points: paper bag, 2013. Courtesy the artist
WALTER SWENNEN, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy the artist
WALTER SWENNEN, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, DA, 2014; NANCY GRAVES, Kenia-Dromedar, 1969; WALTER SWENNEN, Ceux qui sont ici, sont d'ici, 2013. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, DA, 2014; NANCY GRAVES, Kenia-Dromedar, 1969; WALTER SWENNEN, Ceux qui sont ici, sont d'ici, 2013. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Untitled, 2014. Courtesy the artist
HEINRICH DUNST, Untitled, 2014. Courtesy the artist
ENRICO DAVID, Douche that Dwarf, 2004. Courtesy the artist
ENRICO DAVID, Douche that Dwarf, 2004. Courtesy the artist
MIKE MANDEL, Untitled, 1989. Courtesy the artist
MIKE MANDEL, Untitled, 1989. Courtesy the artist
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2012. Courtesy the artist
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2012. Courtesy the artist
MONIKA BAER, Ohne Titel (Jäger), 2003
MONIKA BAER, Ohne Titel (Jäger), 2003
STEVEN PARRINO, Freud in Flop, 1987. Courtesy the artist
STEVEN PARRINO, Freud in Flop, 1987. Courtesy the artist
LG WILLIAMS, I can see the whole room and there''s no art in it, 2011-2013. Courtesy the artist
LG WILLIAMS, I can see the whole room and there''s no art in it, 2011-2013. Courtesy the artist
PHILIPPE HALSMAN, Mao Marylin, 1952/1981. Courtesy the artist
PHILIPPE HALSMAN, Mao Marylin, 1952/1981. Courtesy the artist
RICHARD HAMILTON, My Marilyn, 1965. Courtesy the artist
RICHARD HAMILTON, My Marilyn, 1965. Courtesy the artist
SOFIE BIRD MØLLER, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy the artist
SOFIE BIRD MØLLER, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy the artist
STEFAN SANDNER, Ohne Titel, 2013. Courtesy the artist
STEFAN SANDNER, Ohne Titel, 2013. Courtesy the artist
STEFAN SANDNER, Ohne Titel, 2012. Courtesy the artist
STEFAN SANDNER, Ohne Titel, 2012. Courtesy the artist
VALIE EXPORT, Tapp und Tast Kino, 1968. Courtesy the artist
VALIE EXPORT, Tapp und Tast Kino, 1968. Courtesy the artist
Installation view
Installation view
KATJA NOVITSKOVA, Pattern of Activation, 2014.
Courtesy the artist
KATJA NOVITSKOVA, Pattern of Activation, 2014. Courtesy the artist
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, Fachhochschule Aachen, Fachbereich Gestaltung,Studiengang: Visuelle Kommunikation,Fotolabor für Studenten, Boxgraben 100, Aachen, 2010. Courtesy the artist
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, Fachhochschule Aachen, Fachbereich Gestaltung,Studiengang: Visuelle Kommunikation,Fotolabor für Studenten, Boxgraben 100, Aachen, 2010. Courtesy the artist
GENERAL IDEA, Nazi Milk, 1979-90. Courtesy the artist
GENERAL IDEA, Nazi Milk, 1979-90. Courtesy the artist
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2012. Courtesy the artist
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2012. Courtesy the artist
MEUSER, Fledermaus, 2002. Courtesy the artist
MEUSER, Fledermaus, 2002. Courtesy the artist
GUERILLA GIRLS, The Birth of Feminism, 2001
GUERILLA GIRLS, The Birth of Feminism, 2001
ULRICH LAMSFUSS, Arbeiterbild (Sophie Rois), 2008. Courtesy the artist
ULRICH LAMSFUSS, Arbeiterbild (Sophie Rois), 2008. Courtesy the artist
ISTER CORITA, Right, 1967 (67-05). Courtesy the artist
ISTER CORITA, Right, 1967 (67-05). Courtesy the artist
RITA MCBRIDE, TBA, 2004. Courtesy the artist
RITA MCBRIDE, TBA, 2004. Courtesy the artist
Installation view
Installation view
ALBERT OEHLEN, Was die Natur hasst, 1985. Courtesy the artist
ALBERT OEHLEN, Was die Natur hasst, 1985. Courtesy the artist
JEWYO RHIJ, Dust Wind, 2011. Courtesy the artist
JEWYO RHIJ, Dust Wind, 2011. Courtesy the artist
ANTJE MAJEWSKI, Hairstyle #7, 2009. Courtesy the artist
ANTJE MAJEWSKI, Hairstyle #7, 2009. Courtesy the artist
CHUCK CLOSE, Richard, 1969. Courtesy the artist
CHUCK CLOSE, Richard, 1969. Courtesy the artist
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, Gibt's mich wirklich, 1983. Courtesy the artist
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, Gibt's mich wirklich, 1983. Courtesy the artist
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, Meinungsbild: Verknüpfung, Subtitle: rot - Sie kennen sich nicht aus blau - Sie haben keinen Überblick gelb - Sie können nicht vergleichen grün - Nun entscheiden Sie sich mal, 1985. Courtesy the artist
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, Meinungsbild: Verknüpfung, Subtitle: rot - Sie kennen sich nicht aus blau - Sie haben keinen Überblick gelb - Sie können nicht vergleichen grün - Nun entscheiden Sie sich mal, 1985. Courtesy the artist
PAVEL PEPPERSTEIN, The Fight between ''The All and Nothing'' 3017, 2006. Courtesy the artist
PAVEL PEPPERSTEIN, The Fight between ''The All and Nothing'' 3017, 2006. Courtesy the artist
SANTIAGO SIERRA, Cubic Container Hung From A Wall, 1990. Courtesy the artist
SANTIAGO SIERRA, Cubic Container Hung From A Wall, 1990. Courtesy the artist
URSULA BÖHMER, All Ladies - Highland, 2011. Courtesy the artist
URSULA BÖHMER, All Ladies - Highland, 2011. Courtesy the artist
WALTER SWENNEN, Stolen from a Zoo, 2013. Courtesy the artist
WALTER SWENNEN, Stolen from a Zoo, 2013. Courtesy the artist
SIMON DENNY, Berlin Startup Case Mod: GetYourGuide, 2014. Courtesy the artist
SIMON DENNY, Berlin Startup Case Mod: GetYourGuide, 2014. Courtesy the artist
WALTER SWENNEN, Tweed, 2004. Courtesy the artist
WALTER SWENNEN, Tweed, 2004. Courtesy the artist