New exhibition brings 'Timeless Warmth' of Germany's Ludwigs to Chinese audiences
Published: Sep 26, 2022 07:55 PM
The exhibition

The exhibition

Twenty-six years ago, German Peter Ludwig and his wife Irene Ludwig donated 89 artworks from their collection to the National Art Museum of China, as a demonstration of the friendship between China and Germany. 

Sixty-one of these artworks are now on exhibit at the Art Museum of Tsinghua University for the ongoing exhibition The Timeless Warmth: Selected Artworks of the Ludwigs' Donation to NAMOC. The latest exhibition from NAMOC's Activation of Classic Collections series is hosted by NAMOC, Tsinghua University and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing.

Works from Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and David Hockney are being showcased across six sections - Consumer Culture, Social Construction, Reinventing Artistic Expressions, Constructing the Borders, Recording Life and The Torch Bearer - to give visitors a clear idea of the donors'  personal collection. 

The exhibition is being held as part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Germany. 

Wu Weishan, president of NAMOC, said he hopes that the exhibition can enhance the emotional content of the works and the friendly warmth between the two countries.

The exhibition is set to run until November 30.