How do technologization, automatization and digitalization impact our individual life realities? This is the momentous question Ed Atkins (b. in Oxford, GB in 1982) pursues in his extensive presentation at the MMK 1 of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main.
Among the holdings of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is an important collection of outstanding works of minimal art of the 1960s and '70s. In a major survey featuring nearly fifty artists, the MMK is now presenting the masterworks of this collection comprehensively for the first time.
The exhibition of works by the finalists of Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is taking place at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main for the second time.
Sara Cwynar (b. 1985) is the recipient of the 18th Baloise Art Prize. In a manner as entertaining as it is complex, her work Soft Film (2016) explores fundamental aspects of photography, its production and its dissemination in digital and analogue systems.
For forty years, the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung has been supporting young artists at the start of their careers. Its partnership with the MMK enables the Scholars from the area of the visual arts to exhibit their works at the MMK 3. The Scholars of 2016/17 Richard Leue and Lisa Pahlke come from the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, where both developed a highly individual artistic style in the course of their studies.
The exploration of line as a space-defining, volume-forming element is characteristic of Lisa Pahlke’s (b. 1987) large-scale works on paper, which spark associations of abstract landscape depictions. Lined up in dense rows, the felt-tip lines yield organic structures suggesting movement and thus challenging
the limits of our perception.
Within the framework of his Ponto Scholarship, Richard Leue (b. 1986) travelled Northern Iraq, where he captured his impressions of the peoples life in different ways. His figurative
drawings are like snapshots that provide insights into the living conditions and the conflict-ridden reality of present-day Northern Iraq, which is home to the so-called autonomous Kurdish territory.
Opening: Thursday, 7 December 2017, 7 pm