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NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Simon Speiser, Dark fields beyond paradise, 2014©

For the sixth time, the MMK Zollamt is hereby presenting the works of the current graduates of Frankfurt’s art academy, the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule. In addition to photography and sculpture, cinematic installations and paintings make up a large share of this year’s show.

The exhibition title Pashmina was chosen because it sparks associations with the period that had a formative influence on the youths of the students now graduating. It refers to a specific type of scarf that had fashion icon status in the 1990s. The pashmina scarf was originally a luxurious accessory made of cashmere. Since it came to be mass-produced from inferior materials in the ’90s, the term pashmina has no longer guaranteed high-quality material. Its meaning has changed.A central issue of many of the graduates’ works is how both the meaning of objects and the attribution of value to them changes over time, depending on the respective context.

Städelschule Graduates 2014 “Pashmina”
Date: July 9th – August 10th, 2014
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Wednesday till 20:00)
Place: Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK)
Address: Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0)69 2123 0447

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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