Rituals of Cleansing in the Ludwig Museum

PCAI Collection travels

PCAI is glad to announce that Matthias Fritsch’s work Rituals of Cleansing (2020), from the PCAI Collection, will be exhibited at Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, in Budapest, as part of the exhibition Extended Present – Transient Realities. Rituals of Cleansing (2020) was first presented at the Anthropocene On Hold, PCAI’s first online group exhibition in 2020-2021.


The exhibition explores the issue of the permanent transience that we experience today, both on a global and personal level. Partly due to technological progress, partly due to the evolution of social and biological systems, not only has the present become unpredictable and uncertain, but the future looms as an apocalyptic endgame. However, transience also holds the potential for choice and change, which can derive its power from the very ground of this prolonged state and creatively mobilise this power. By capturing the present moment and extending it, the works on display offer possible alternatives in the face of our ever-changing everyday lives. The international group exhibition will use a variety of techniques and media (installation, multimedia) to capture and convey states of transience. Among the plethora of participating artists in this show, PCAI collection artist Mika Rottenberg will also present a work.


Duration: April 8 – September 4, 2022 m

Venue: Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, 1st Floor, Glass Hall
Curators:Feigl Fruzsina, Kàlmàn Borbála, Kèszman József, Maj Ajna, Timàr Katalin, Üveges Krisztina

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