2011 ::: Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Review 2011


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17 December 2011 —
25 March 2012

"Zuhause" is an exhibition which was curated by fifteen young people of Frankfurt am Main. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with one school class of the Ludwig-Börne Schule.  


Douglas Gordon

19 November 2011 —
25 March 2012

Born in Glasgow in 1966, Douglas Gordon is today among the most important as well as the most influential artists of his generation. While he is famous for his films and large-scale video installations such as 24 Hours Psycho, his oeuvre also encompasses photographs, texts, sculptures and sound installations. He is a Turner Prize recipient and has been a professor at Frankfurt’s Städelschule art academy since 2010. 


Tobias Zielony


12 November 2011 —
15 January 2012

In November 2011, photo artist Tobias Zielony (born 1973, Wuppertal) will be presenting his new "Manitoba" cycle in its entirety for the first time: in the context of a solo show at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main’s Zollamt satellite space. In Winnipeg, the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba, Zielony has created works that record the life of the youths who are members of a "gang" of First Nations and the (urban) world in which they live.


Absolventenausstellung Städelschule

28 September 2011 —
23 October 2011

For the third time the graduates of the Städelschule will exhibit their exam works in an institutional space.


20 Years of Presence

MMK 1991-2011

19 June 2011 —
30 October 2011

Owing to its size and diversity, the presentation of this collection in its entirety has not been possible to date. Already at the time of its opening, the holdings comprised more works than could be displayed on the floor space offered by the museum building, a Hans Hollein design. In the anniversary year 2011, however, we are making the hitherto impossible possible.


Christoph Schlingensief

German Pavilion 2011

4 June 2011 —
27 November 2011

54. La Biennale di Venezia

"...ultimately, what counts is that I feel safe knowing that there is a social thrust to my work"  (Christoph Schlingensief)

Since Christoph Schlingensief’s death in late August 2010, curator Susanne Gaensheimer and Aine Laberenz — Schlingensief’s wife and for many years, his closest collaborator — have collectively decided to not exhibit Schlingensief’s sketches and proposals for the German Pavilion, but rather, to show existing works.


" ___" Temporarily invisible

29 April 2011 —
5 June 2011

The exhibition will present young artists who depict absence and ephemerality in their art. Their works direct the viewer’s gaze to blank spaces and visualize the non-existent, impalpable and invisible. 


Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Specific Objects without Specific Form

29 January 2011 —
25 April 2011

The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main hosts the final leg of the traveling retrospective, “Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form”, previously shown at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel.