Whether on a smartphone, in the newspaper or on a computer – every day we experience our world through a flood of photographs. Many of the artists represented in the MMK Collection have explored media images and reinterpreted them in their works. They reflect on political topics that have been disseminated through images in the press, deconstruct the authenticity of press photographs, or create images for topics that previously defied illustration.
The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the DekaBank look back over many years of cooperation in the development of the museum’s collection and as founding partners of the MMK 2. On the occasion of its 100th birthday, the DekaBank is making a donation of major works to the MMK from its collection. The gift encompasses four installations, in part quite large in size, by the artists Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Michael Beutler, Tue Greenfort and Martin Kippenberger.