Preview ::: MMK Frankfurt am Main



25 Years MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst – New Collection Presentation

25 June 2016 —
6 June 2017

In June 1991, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst opened in the museum building designed by Hans Hollein – affectionately referred to by the Frankfurters as the “piece of cake”, this work of post-modern architecture still possesses model character today. Twenty-five years later, the MMK is one of the most prominent museums of contemporary art worldwide.


Croissant. Graduates of the Städelschule 2016

14 July 2016 —
14 August 2016

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.


Laure Prouvost. all behind, we’ll go deeper, deep down and she will say:

3 September 2016 —
6 November 2016

In her first major solo presentation in Germany, the Turner Prize recipient Laure Prouvost (b. 1978) will create spaces in which painting, drawing, sculpture and video are united in exuberant environments.


Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

16 September 2016 —
15 January 2017

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.


Willem de Rooij

15 October 2016 —
19 February 2017

Willem de Rooij (b. 1969), a professor at the Frankfurt Städelschule art academy since 2006, is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Often bearing reference to works by other artists or artefacts from historical and anthropological collections, his works revolve around questions of representation and meaning.


Florian Hecker. Formulations

26 November 2016 —
5 February 2017

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.