Ur­su­la—That’s Me. So What? | Ludwig Museum, Cologne (DE) | 18 MARS - 23 JUIL. 2023

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.




Ludwig Museum

50667 Köln

Mars 18, 2023