Boom She Boom | MMK Collection at MMK 2 | ITSLIQUID

Boom She Boom | MMK Collection at MMK 2

Art | February 6, 2015 |

Boom She BoomKatharina Fritsch, Tischgesellschaft, 1988, Installationsansicht at MMK 2. Photo: Axel Schneider © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Boom She Boom | MMK Collection at MMK 2

The first exhibition at MMK 2 is dedicated to the women of the MMK Collection. Among Germany’s contemporary art museums, the MMK is unique in that, from its founding in 1991 to the present, it has directed special attention to female artists of the past decades. Since the 1990s, works by the major German women sculptors and concept artists of the present, for example Katharina Fritsch, Isa Genzken and Rosemarie Trockel, have been acquired for the collection, along with those of their colleagues abroad, including Vija Celmins, Marlene Dumas, Cady Noland and Sturtevant.

Boom She BoomAnja Niedringhaus, Amerikanischer Infanterist, 2004. Photo: Axel Schneider © Anja Niedringhaus

The influence of these women artists on the development of the visual arts has been and is fundamental. With their radical and uncompromising approaches, they have shaped styles and, to this day, served the following generations as important examples. With such distinctive artistic positions as those of Jo Baer, Hanne Darboven und Charlotte Posenenske, the MMK Collection retraces the history of contemporary art back to the early 1960s. In the area of photography as well, one of the focusses of the museum’s collection, such prominent female protagonists as Barbara Klemm and Anja Niedringhaus are represented.

Boom She BoomVanessa Beecroft, vb68, 2011. Performance MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt © MMK Frankfurt

Major works by Vanessa Beecroft, Rineke Dijkstra, Bethan Huws, Teresa Margolles, Sarah Morris, Christa Näher, Taryn Simon and others mark significant expansions of the collection, which more recently has been enhanced with workgroups by women presently in the limelight of the international art world, for example Andrea Büttner, Shannon Bool and Jewyo Rhii. From the beginning, the MMK has also devoted itself to the Frankfurt art scene, and here as well the museum’s holdings are enriched by such individualist and radical perspectives as that of Parastou Forouhar, Anne Imhof, Franziska Kneidl and Adrian Williams. Tamara Grcic and Eva Kotátková developed new works especially for this exhibition.

Boom She BoomSturtevant, The Dark Threat of Absence Fragmented and Sliced, 2002. Photo: Axel Schneider © Sturtevant

It is with the diversity and strength radiated by the works of these women artists that the MMK would like to celebrate its new presence in the centre of Frankfurt between the station and financial districts. In sculptures and installations, paintings and drawings, films and performances, the featured artists question the representation and societal connotation of the female body, concern themselves with social and global matters, investigate forms of narration and abstraction, and analyze strategies for the appropriation of space. Their works are distinguished by individual perceptions and personal experiences; they demonstrate subversiveness and the courage to be open.

more. mmk-frankfurt.de

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI…

Calls | May 27, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, and EGO’ Boutique Hotel is pleased to announce the open call for VISIONS, the third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, that will take place in Venice at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from June 16 to July 06, 2022, and at Palazzo Bembo - Venice Grand Canal from June 17 to July 06, 2022, during the 59th Venice Biennale of Art. Read more


ANIMA MUNDI 2022

Calls | May 22, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with EGO’ Boutique Hotel and ACIT Venice - Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce the open call for ANIMA MUNDI 2022, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture, and performance art, that will be held in Venice Read more


EXHIBITION REVIEW: VENICE EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO…

Events | May 9, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with EGO’ Boutique Hotel, is pleased to announce the great success of VENICE EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO AND PERFORMING ART FESTIVAL 2022, a one-night event of video and performance art, held in Venice at Palazzo Bembo, on April 23 2022, the same opening day of the 59th Venice Biennale of Art. Read more


Art Vancouver

Art | May 1, 2022

Western Canada’s largest art fair returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre. Art Vancouver's vision is to unite nations through the power of art by bringing artists and galleries from across Canada and around the world to showcase fresh, contemporary work in the heart of the city's downtown waterfront. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!