In “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists“, the MMK will serve as a stage for Dante’s Divine Commedy on 4,500 square metres of exhibition space.
On three floors, one each devoted to heaven, hell and purgatory, works in a variety of media will be presented: paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, installations and performances. A large number of the works will be conceived specifically for the MMK interior and premiered by the show.
Taking their own widely differing cultural and religious backgrounds as a point of departure, the artists will examine individual thematic sequences of the Divine Comedy. In some cases the otherworldly realms will be visualized as godless places brought to life by the power of imagination; in other works they will be associated with ideas of divinity, hope or loss.
The Divine Comedy
Date: March 21st – July 27th, 2014
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Wednesday till 20:00)
Closed on Monday
Place: Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK)
Address: Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0)69 2123 0447
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi