Purchases in 2018

In accordance with its purchasing and funding policy the Austrian Ludwig Foundation again purchased works of art for the collections of the Republic of Austria in 2018. By making these purchases the Foundation fulfils its task of enhancing the collections of the federal museums in substantive terms, supplementing its statutory mission, i.e. also in the sense of an aesthetically complex and socially relevant concept of art. For more detailed information on the purchased works see the 2018 Art and Culture Report published by the Federal Chancellery. — 20.11.2019

Thomas Bayrle, Objekt Singer, 1999

Exhibition information

Alfred Schmeller – The Museum as a Flashpoint
mumok, 27 September 2019 to 16 February 2020

The mumok has set itself the objective of reappraising the collecting policy pursued by the museum since its creation and of making it accessible to a broad public. The current exhibition is dedicated to the period of Alfred Schmeller's directorship (1969 to 1979).
It was at this time that collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig began their activities in Vienna: the exhibition in the spring of 1977 entitled “Art around 1970. Ludwig Collection from Aachen” at the Vienna Künstlerhaus marked the start of a development that resulted in the creation of the “Austrian Ludwig Foundation for Art and Science” in 1981. — 20.11.2019