The new exhibition at the Ludwig Museum is not about the science-fiction possibility of time travel, but an analysis of the relationship between time and art from different perspectives. The displayed works reveal different aspects of personal, artistic and historical time from the curator’s personal point of view, on show between 20 August and 1 January 2023.
The exhibition is introduced by works related to time and its passing, as well as significant dates. The viewer gets an insight into individual lives, family stories and the intricate history of Central and Eastern Europe, as illustrated by family photos and diaries. These documents unveil local history in an intimate way, offering a closer look into Eastern Europe’s régime change and its connections to the historical avant-garde. The exhibition takes inspiration from social utopias and their failures, revolutions and wars, literary utopias, slogans and concepts.
Curator: Krisztina Szipőcs