Ursula—That’s Me. So What?
March 18 – July 23, 2023
Ursula Schultze-Bluhm, who is known simply as Ursula, was one of the most important German artists of the second half of the twentieth century. She was born in Mittenwalde, Germany, in 1921 and died in Cologne in 1999. Museum Ludwig’s exhibition Ursula—That’s Me. So What?, which is the first comprehensive museum show on the artist in over thirty years, offers a fresh look at her oeuvre. Ursula’s life and work offer an unconventional narrative of artistic independence. Her art exemplifies the idea that Surrealism is not a style, but an attitude. Ursula subverted reality and found the uncanny in the everyday, challenging the authorities of society and art by imagining new worlds in which old hierarchies are thrown overboard and new ways of life are conceivable.
Curator: Stephan Diederich
The Galerie Christophe Gaillard lends 13 works for this retrospective on Ursula Schultze-Bluhm at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne.