So much is announced to us, day-in, day-out. But what really gets through to us, what do we hear when we listen and what of what we hear do we understand? What fruit does the spirit plant in our ear such that it grows and blossoms? How can we recognize that the right time has come to step back for a moment and listen to it?
Over the next few years, an intense and programmatic focus on the collection of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main will highlight the function and importance that a museum of contemporary art carries today, as well as underline the opportunities it enjoys compared to other kinds of art institutions and the art market.
Following our presentation of works by Reiner Ruthenbeck and Lawrence Weiner, as part of the Double exhibition series MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main is now showcasing Gerhard Richter’s 2 Seestücke. The exhibition takes its cue from an historical presentation by Bremerhaven Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst.
In autumn 2009, in our Double exhibition series we will examine the conceptual art by American Sol LeWitt. In the mid-1950s, he embarked on a career in architect Ieoh Ming Pei’s graphics studio in New York and in the 1960s he published his own ideas on art theory.
From November 27, 2009 through March 7, 2010 MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the Städel Museum are presenting a joint project, the exhibition „Peter Roehr – Works from Frankfurt Collections“. The exhibition comprises 100 items of work from all the creative periods and work groups by this Frankfurt-based artist (1944-68) whose oeuvre, characterized by seriality, covers a period of only six years.
Zinny/Maidagan’s artistic oeuvre stands out for its critical reflection on architecture as a mirror of the political, psychological and poetic character of a location and a culture. In recent years they have thus created specific architectural installations in any number of places around the globe, each of which drew the viewers into a special and psycho-emotional world.