An Imagined Museum

Works from the Centre Pompidou, the Tate and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst

24 March 2016 —
4 September 2016

Closing weekend: 10/11 September 2016 at the MMK 2

Three of Europe’s most prestigious museums of modern and contemporary art – the Centre Pompidou, the Tate and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst – are bringing major works from their collections together to create a temporary European museum.


Kader Attia

16 April 2016 —
14 August 2016

The point of departure for the artistic practice of Kader Attia (b. 1970) – an artist who grew up in Algeria and Paris – is his rootedness in two cultures. In a comprehensive solo presentation at the MMK 1, he will investigate the far-reaching consequences of colonialism and Western cultural hegemony for non-Western cultures against the background of our globalized present.


Laure Provoust

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

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 —
16 April 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

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.