2008 ::: MMK Frankfurt am Main

Review 2008

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Josephson

Sculptor

8 February 2008 —
6 April 2008

At the age of 87, Hans Josephsohn is by no means an unknown entity, but he is an artist yet to be discovered. The reason for this circumstance may lie in the fact that his oeuvre stands like a monolith in the artistic developments of his time. He has never once participated in breathless, impetuous fashions, and he would no more keep anxious tabs on market occurrences than he would "package" his work in theoretical fabrications.

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Miroslav Tichý

Fotograf

8 March 2008 —
3 August 2008

»I’m not a painter. Nor a sculptor. Nor a writer. I’m Tarzan in retirement.«
»I’m such a wild person not even John of Nepomuk or God has any influence over me. No one.«
»I don’t eat animals, because the animal is like me.«
»I’m a Samurai and my only aim is to annihilate my opponent.«

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Bernard Buffet

Maler

18 April 2008 —
3 August 2008

As the first major museum exhibition in Germany for many years, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst is showcasing 60 works by Bernard Buffet (1928 – 1999) stretching across six decades of artistic endeavor. The exhibition is thus dedicated to an artist who was once feted as being one of France’s most important painters and the legitimate successor of Picasso.

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© MURAKAMI

27 September 2008 —
4 January 2009

"I'm not a painter. Nor a sculptor. Nor a writer. I'm Tarzan in retirement."
"I'm such a wild person not even John of Nepomuk or God has any influence over me. No one."
"I don't eat animals, because the animal is like me."
"I'm a Samurai and my only aim is to annihilate my opponent."

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Melvin Moti

When No Means On

17 October 2008 —
18 January 2009

»And I saw light in the form of a river blazing with radiance.« This is Dante’s description of what he perceived as he entered the tenth circle of heaven in paradise. Throughout history, light phenomena have been interpreted as religious visions. What for some is a spiritual accomplishment following hours of seclusion, is explained by others as a physiological reaction following a period of reduced stimulation of the sense of sight.