LUDWIG FORUM AACHEN
artist in residence 2023
The Ludwig Forum Aachen is an international museum for contemporary art, set on the Western border of Germany in direct proximity to the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the home of significant parts of the famous Collection Peter and Irene Ludwig, that is distributed in over 20 museums globally. Beside works from post-war Germany and Western Europe, Ludwig Forum Aachen houses significant collections of US-American pop art, hyperrealism, pattern and decoration and other artistic movements from 1960s onwards. Furthermore, it is the home to contemporary art from China, to one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary art from Cuba as well as to extensive collections of art from Soviet Russia, the former soviet republics, and from Central and Eastern Europe.
Its transdisciplinary program combines solo and thematic group exhibitions with research projects, conference, screenings, music and dance festivals and other educational activities, to continuously expand and re-contextualize its collections in dialog with its public. On its grounds the museum contains 6000 square meters exhibition space on three floors, a theatre, a sculpture garden, and a large art mediation workshop with printing and pottery facilities.
A monthly contribution for living expenses and material costs as well as free accommodation in a studio apartment, a bright studio as well as a coverage of travel expenses.
The Ludwig Forum is a Museum of the City of Aachen, the westernmost city in Germany with around 249,000 inhabitants. It borders Maastricht (NL) and Liège (BE) in the west, and Bonn and Cologne in the east. Aachen developed from Roman settlement and thermae (bath complex), subsequently becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Emperor Charlemagne of the Frankish Empire.
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