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MMK 1991 – 2011 20 YEARS OF PRESENCE

NEWSText: julie morikawa

Stephan Balkenhol, 57 Pinguine, 1991 VG Bild-Kunst, 2011

In the anniversary year 2011, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst will present its collection in an unprecedented overview exhibition “MMK 1991 – 2011 20 Years of presence”, where for the first time in its history, the multiplication of the MMK’s exhibition space will allow to spread out works by nearly all of the artists represented in the collection until June 19th – September 10th.

In addition to the staging of major works of outstanding significance by Nam June Paik, Christian Boltanski, Ai Wei Wei/Serge Spitzer or Franz Erhard Walther in new constellations and spaces at the MainTor-Areal, works from the MMK holdings never before shown to the public, for example by Michel Majerus, Ceal Floyer or Holger Bunk, will be introduced.

In the past two decades, many of the pieces on display here have been developed for specific spaces within the building by artists represented in the collection. No other museum in the world possesses such a large number of site-specific works. 
Ai Weiwei/Serge Spitzer Francis Alÿs Carl Andre Francis Bacon Silvia Bächli Jo Baer John Baldessari Stephan Balkenhol Robert Barry Lothar Baumgarten Thomas Bayrle Bernd und Hilla Becher Lucie Beppler Michael Beutler Joseph Beuys Bernhard Johannes Blume Christian Boltanski Martin Boyce Marc Brandenburg Christoph Brech Miriam Cahn John Chamberlain David Claerbout and many more.

MMK 1991 – 2011 20 Years of presence
Date: June 19th – September 10th, 2011
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Wednesday till 20:00)
Closed on Monday
Place: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst
Address: Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0)69 2123 0447‎

Text: julie morikawa

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