Museum Ludwig

Huang Yong Ping

13 Apr - 28 Aug 2016

Fernand Léger
The Divers, 1943
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Josep Lluís Sert, Photo: Imaging Department, Courtesy of President and Fellows of Harvard College, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Huang Yong Ping
Huit Chevaux de Léonard de Vinci déchirant un porte-avions, 2004, Installation view Museum Ludwig 2016, Photo: Saša Fuis, Cologne © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2016
Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2016
13 April – 28 Au­­gust 2016

For the 22nd year in a row, the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent the Wolf­­gang Hahn Prize. In 2016 the re­­cip­i­ent will be the artist Huang Yong Ping, who was born in 1954 in Chi­­na and has lived in Paris since 1989. With this prize, the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­­erne Kunst rec­og­nizes the con­­sis­­tent qual­i­­ty of the re­­cip­i­ents’ work. The as­­so­­ci­a­­tion will ac­quire a key work for the col­lec­­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig.

The artist “has not on­ly tra­versed many coun­tries and cul­tures in his now more than three-de­cade-long ca­reer—which be­gan in Chi­na in the 1980s and has cont­in­ued and ex­pand­ed in Eu­rope and glob­al­ly since the 1990s—but al­so a fan­tas­tic range of top­ics and chronolo­gies in his work,” says guest ju­ror Do­ryun Chong, chief cu­ra­tor at M+ in Hong Kong. “His oeu­vre is a sin­gu­lar achieve­ment not­ed for its of­ten awe-in­spir­ing phys­i­cal gran­deur, in­cred­i­ble iconog­ra­phy, and ri­g­or­ous in­tel­lec­tu­al­ism, which al­ter our view of the world and sense of how we ex­ist in his­to­ry and in the world.”

With the prize, the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst hon­ors the con­sis­tent de­vel­op­ment of the re­cipi­ent’s artis­tic work. It will ac­quire a key work for the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig.

The purchase will be ac­com­panied by an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig and a publi­ca­tion.

Many thanks to BAUWENS and Eb­n­er Stolz, which have agreed to sup­port the award cer­e­mony for the wolf­gang Hahn Prize for at least three years as well as the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig and the publi­ca­tion.

Tags: Li Gang, Huang Yong Ping