2016 ::: Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Review 2016


An Imagined Museum

Works from the Centre Pompidou, the Tate and the MMK

24 March 2016 —
4 September 2016

MMK 2 at the TaunusTurm
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. Sacrifice and Harmony

16 April 2016 —
14 August 2016

The highly acclaimed presentation of works by Kader Attia (b. 1970) at the last documenta confirmed his position as one of the leading artists of his generation worldwide. The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is now devoting a comprehensive solo exhibition to this artist, who grew up in Algeria and in Paris.


25 Years MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst – New Collection Presentation

25 June 2016 —
17 April 2017

In honour of the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary, a new presentation of the collection awaits the visitors with a focus on the acquisitions of the past few years.


Croissant. Graduates of the Städelschule 2016

14 July 2016 —
14 August 2016

The exhibition of works by the graduates of the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule is taking place at the MMK 3 for the eighth time.


Laure Prouvost. all behind, we’ll go deeper, deep down and she will say:

3 September 2016 —
6 November 2016

Starting in September, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst will present the Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost (b. 1978) with her first comprehensive solo presentation in Germany.


Fiona Tan. Geography of Time

16 September 2016 —
15 January 2017

The artist Fiona Tan is among the outstanding artists of the present. The survey “Geography of Time” focuses on major works from her film oeuvre – for example the double projection “Rise and Fall” – as well as on the latest developments in her work, which increasingly takes the form of installation environments.


Willem de Rooij. Entitled

15 October 2016 —
8 January 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.


Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc. Mefloquine Dreams

19 November 2016 —
8 January 2017

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (b. in 1977, lives and works in Rome) is the recipient of the 17th Baloise Art Prize. To develop his multifaceted œuvre of film, photography, drawings and sculpture, the artist takes as his point of departure extensive research on artefacts of colonial and post-colonial history. They serve him as representatives of complex global interrelations and the impact of the latter on the construction of cultural identity.


Florian Hecker. Formulations

26 November 2016 —
5 February 2017

In recent years, Florian Hecker (b. 1975) has created a unique œuvre that has received international recognition in the form of numerous exhibitions, performances and concerts. In his work, Hecker consistently forms connections between the realms of visual art, music and performance, breaking established boundaries and opening up new forms of expression and possibilities of perception in space and time.