Boom She Boom | Works from the MMK Collection

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The first exhibition at the MMK 2 – “Boom She Boom: Works from the MMK Collection (19 October 2014 – 14 June 2015) is devoted to women artists in the MMK collection.

The first exhibition at the MMK 2 – “Boom She Boom: Works from the MMK Collection (19 October 2014 – 14 June 2015) is devoted to women artists in the MMK collection. Among Germany’s contemporary art museums, the MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main) is unique in that, from its founding in 1991 to the present, it has directed special attention to the strong contributions of women artists of the past decades. Since the early 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, Pipilotti Rist and Sturtevant. 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 Charlotte Posenenske, Louise Lawler, Lee Lozano and Joe Baer, 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 Hilla Becher, Anna Blume and Candida Höfer, as well as the documentarists Barbara Klemm, Anja Niedringhaus and Abisag Tüllmann are all represented.

To be featured: Jo Baer / Vanessa Beecroft / Shannon Bool / Andrea Büttner / Vija Celmins / Hanne Darboven / Rineke Dijkstra / Marlene Dumas / Parastou Forouhar / Katharina Fritsch / Isa Genzken / Tamara Grcic / Bethan Huws / Anne Imhof / Barbara Klemm / Eva Koťátková / Franziska Kneidl / Teresa Margolles / Sarah Morris / Cady Noland / Anja Niedringhaus / Christa Näher / Charlotte Posenenske / Jewyo Rhii / Taryn Simon / Sturtevant / Rosemarie Trockel / Adrian Williams

Image: Katharina Fritsch, Tischgesellschaft, 1988
Installationsansicht im MMK 2 des MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Foto/photo: Axel Schneider © VG-Bildkunst Bonn, 2014

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