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October 5, 2018

Ludwig Foundation Professorship of Printmaking

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Photo: Heike Overberg.

The part-time W2 visiting professors will be appointed for two semesters each, starting in April 2019, after an open call for applications.

The new three-year cooperation between the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation and weißensee academy of art berlin recalls an occupation that happened in 1946. After the war, artists occupied the administrative building of the Trumpf chocolate factory in Weißensee and made this demand: “After the war, we need art, not chocolate!”

Since then, weißensee art academy was established on the former factory site and in the surviving, restored buildings. Peter Ludwig, who after marrying Irene Mohnheim, took over as head of the Trumpf chocolate company, visited the academy several times and maintained contact to professors teaching there.

The Ludwig Foundation Professorship of Printmaking now takes up these historic links. It is addressed to artists who are interested in interpreting classic printmaking techniques in a experimental and contemporary way as visiting professors. The appointments will be for one year each.

At the focus will be the polytechnic printing processes, for which the workshops at weißensee academy are well equipped, as a potential and challenge for artistic production.

The part-time W2 visiting professors will be appointed for two semesters each, starting in April 2019, after an open call for applications.

Artists interested in applying will find the call for applications on weißensee academy’s website.

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