NEWS | NOVEMBER 26, 2021
The German couple, Irene and Peter Ludwig, who were the founders of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, had a collection of more than 12 thousand works of art, ranging from antiquities to contemporary art. In 1991 on the first floor of Building A of the Hungarian National Gallery, the Ludwig Foundation put 91 works on long-term deposit. The opening of its first autonomous exhibition marked the debut of the Ludwig Museum Budapest, the first institution in Hungary concerned with international contemporary art.
Since the art works received from the Ludwig Foundation represent the pre-1990s era, works produced since then are purchased – often with the continuing financial support of the Ludwig Foundation – by decision of the Museum’s own Board. As a considered part of its mission, it presents and collects work by artists of the former “eastern bloc” and sets alongside each other a broad range of definitive international and Hungarian works from particular eras.
The Ludwig Museum’s collection building, exhibitions and events aim at enabling a wider public to form a closer acquaintance with contemporary art. We provide continuous dialogue between past and present, between mainstream art and experimental artistic initiations. The Museum functions as a public space open to the widest possible public. Following the principle of inclusivity, the Museum is continually working on providing ever better conditions of access to its collection and events. We strive to conduct our daily work in an economically and environmentally sustainable form.
Thinking about the possibilities offered, our programme for theme nr. 4, ie “personal vs. shared - from ones own body to political systems” - we try to interpret the abstract concept of sustainability at the level of individuals and examine the relationship between how an individual can affect (even through a work of art) the community and vice versa, the community sensitizes existing socio-economic tensions, environmental issues. Our programmes (Educator’s Tuesday, Wake up!, Spirit of Sustainability) are organized by museum educators and we address three different target groups: teachers, adults, high school students. Our main question towards these groups is "Who is responsible?"
Ludwig Museum Budapest – SEFO Eduction Program Plan 2021
Scheduled date: 29 November - 5 December, 2021
Thinking about the possibilities offered, our program for theme nr. 4, ie “personal vs. shared - from ones own body to political systems ” - we would try to interpret the abstract concept of sustainability at the level of individuals and examine the relationship between how an individual can affect (even through a work of art) the community and vice versa, the community sensitizes existing socio-economic tensions, environmental issues. Our programs (Educator’s Tuesday, Wake up!, Spirit of Sustainability) organized by museum educators and we would like to address three different target groups: teachers, adults, high school students. Our main question towards these groups is "who is responsible?".
1. Forum for Professionals: Our Educators’ Tuesday program is an occasional thematic day for teachers and museum educators. On the November event, the exchange of experiences would contribute to examine sustainability through museum education and the school environment. What opportunities does an educator have to convey a more conscious approach in school and museum spaces, and how can students be brought to the attention of contemporary problems?
2. High school students: We would focus on social dilemmas in our sensitization session. The 2-hour program would include a fresh community card game Wake up! Https://ebreszto.wobe.hu/, in which players find themselves in a dream, located in a 21st century Eastern European dictatorship with. In the game, they meet with political, social and personal problem areas as well. Furthermore, like the problem areas of the game, there are artefacts of this kind in the Ludwig Collection, so students get new aspects through the examples of the two. At the end of the program, students should design an ideal school where students can not only have a good time, but consider their own active presence as social and political actors and determinants in the life of a community. We will also document the students ’program and summarize the lessons in few minutes of videos, which we publish online.
Location: Ludwig Museum
3. Adults: We try to deepen the spirit of sustainability through a complex guided tour, a so called “intellectual togetherness”. In addition to the related works of art in the Collection, we provide guidance on various aspects of sustainability through quotations and text excerpts, and then, based on the participants own experiences and sharing their personal experiences, we search for connections between themes of artworks (nature, food, industry, human rights, etc.) and peoples everyday lives. Through a deeper knowledge of works of art, we have a better insight into a more in-depth view of our own environment.
Location: Ludwig Museum