Arno Rink (*1940), Äneas, 1986–1987, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Wolfgang Smy, Das große Stadtbad, 1986, Peter und Irene Ludwig-Stiftung, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Wolfgang Petrovsky (*1947) und Frank Voigt (*1946), Höllenfahrt, 1983–1984, Peter und Irene Ludwig-Stiftung, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

exhibitions
Ludwig in Leipzig VI:

GDR Art from the Eighties

February 9 to September 2, 2012

During the 1980s, art in the GDR achieved a previously
unseen pluralism, characterised not only by attitudes that
complemented the prevailing political system, but also by
cosmopolitan and critical viewpoints. The exhibition featuring
works from the collection owned by the Peter and Irene
Ludwig Foundation provides broad insight into this eventful epoch.