At the beginning of their careers, the graduates face the challenge of positioning themselves and their work in the art world. In this context, the selfie stands for a classical painting genre – the self-portrait – and thus for the tradition of the academy exhibition. At the same time, it is a widespread self-marketing tool of the present.
At the MMK 1, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main will present the hitherto most extensive exhibition of the internationally celebrated artist Fiona Tan (b. 1966) in the German-speaking world. In addition to major works from her filmic œuvre – for example the double projection Rise and Fall produced in 2009 for the Dutch pavilion of the Venice Biennale – the survey will focus on the latest developments in her work, which increasingly takes the form of installation environments.
Florian Hecker (b. 1975) works with tones and sounds he generates by processing electro-acoustic signals and condenses in complex compositions and multi-channel room installations. His performance and installation works are concerned with compositional developments of the post-war period, electro-acoustic music, but also non-musical disciplines.