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


Georgia O’Keeffe

Art | April 9, 2021

The museum is presenting the first retrospective in Spain on Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986). Through a selection of approximately 80 works visitors enter the pictorial universe of a creative figure considered one of the leading representatives of 20th century American art. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY…

Calls | April 6, 2021

BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 2021 edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


Knotting the Space. Aurèlia Muñoz…

Art | March 26, 2021

A notable group of works by Aurèlia Muñoz (Barcelona, 1926-2011) have entered the Museu Nacional, which will enable us to see the diversity and the originality of her techniques and the coherence and intensity of her poetics. Read more


Victor Vasarely

Art | March 24, 2021

This fall, the Vancouver Art Gallery presents Victor Vasarely, a selected survey of paintings, sculptures and prints by the Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely (1906–1997), internationally renowned for his colorful abstract patterns and playful, and visually engaging aesthetic. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!