Drift Jochen Lempert

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2010, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jochen Lempert at the Museum Ludwig, Köln, 23 April – 13 June, 2010.

Jochen Lempert photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from their natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic.

#2010 #jochenlempert #museumludwig #photography #waltherkönig
Live Oscar Tuazon

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2014, 2 volumes in slipcase, 368 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 29.3 cm, English/German

Price: €25

Live Volume 1, concentrates on a major exhibition of new sculptural works at Museum Ludwig. A full-scale reproduction of fragments of the artist’s house in Los Angeles grafted onto the architecture of the Ludwig museum, the exhibition collapses two spaces together, producing a strange third space.

Live Volume 2, comprises a photographic monograph of selected works covering the artist’s unconventional production over the past five years. Combining documentation of significant individual works, exhibitions, and large-scale installations with the artist’s own production documentation of works in the studio, the book is a unique look at works in progress.

#2014 #museumludwig #oscartuazon #waltherkönig
WORPSWEDER LANDSCHAFT: MODELLBUCH PROTOTYPE COMPROMISED Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2018, 72 pages (1 colour ill.), 9.6 × 14.8 cm, English / German

Price: €7

This book, in the tradition of the famous Reclam book series, documents Christopher Williams’ contribution to the exhibition “We Call It Ludwig. The Museum Is Turning 40!” With a text by Christopher Williams. #christopherwilliams #ludwigmuseum

#2018 #christopherwilliams #museumludwig #waltherkönig
1,2,3,4 Cosima Von Bonin

Published by DuMont Verlag, Köln, 2011, 184 pages (colour ill.), 32.1 × 25.2 cm, English/German

Price: €25

This catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition series Cosima Von Bonin, The Lazy Susan Series, A Rotating Exhibition 2010-2012 shown at the following venues:

Cosima Von Bonin’s Far Niente, at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, October 10, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Bone Idle, at Arnolfini, Bristol, February 19 – April 25, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Zermatt! Zermatt! Z…ermattet!, at Mamco, Genf, June 8 – September 18, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Cut! Cut! Cut!, at Museum Ludwig, Köln, November 5, 2011 – May 14, 2012

Design by Yvonne Quirmbach

#2011 #cosimavonbonin #museumludwig #wittedewith #yvonnequirmbach
WOLS Photograph

Published by Schirmer/Mosel, München, 1979, 102 pages (b/w ill.), 20.2 × 20.2 cm, German

Price: €20 (Out of stock)

Published on the occasion of Wols Photograph 31/1–11/3 1979 at Museum Ludwig, Köln. Wols was the pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (27 May 1913, Berlin – 1 September 1951, Paris), a German painter and photographer[1] predominantly active in France. Though broadly unrecognized in his lifetime, he is considered a pioneer of lyrical abstraction, one of the most influential artists of the Tachisme movement.

#1 #1979 #museumludwig #photography #wols
Haldesleben ∙ Bibette headland ∙ Hotel Hangelar Manfred Pernice

Published by Snoeck, Köln, 2017, 200 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 20 cm, clothbound embossed with dust jacket with 20 page translated text-inlay, German/English

Price: €25

This complex book by Manfred Pernice goes back to an exhibition at Museum Ludwig Cologne in 2007. At that time, he had combined the early work ­Bibette Headland (1999) with Haldensleben (2005) a work developed further specifically for the exhibition, and the Hotel Hangelar (2007), exhibited for the first time back then. These three large and, to some extent, accessible sculptures refer to the architecture of bunkers, airport towers and small town neighborhoods. Today, after a decade, it is clear that these three sculptures occupy a central ­position in the work of the artist. They illustrate Pernice’s long-standing examination of the historical and socio-political contexts of ­architecture and the aesthetics of everyday life. At the same time, his sculptures, despite their references to reality and history, exist as independent objects, as ­objectification, that present themselves in a productive reciprocal relationship of the familiar and the foreign, turning aesthetic experience into insight. The book displays, for the first time, the varied text and image material of Manfred ­Pernice’s research and ­presents it together with a survey of the realized works of art at Museum Ludwig Cologne. Texts (German/English) by Barbara Engelbach, Yilmaz Dziewior, Kasper König and various facsimiles.

#2017 #manfredpernice #museumludwig #yilmazdziewior