Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Sector IX B, 2015, Installation view, Photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: A heavily darkened room containing a large screen and a bench with leather upholstery. On the projection screen you can see two hands sticking black pins around a large black and white stag beetle.
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Sector IX B, 2015, Installation view, Photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: A heavily darkened room containing a large screen and a bench with leather upholstery. On the projection screen you can see two hands sticking black pins around a large black and white stag beetle.

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

Mefloquine Dreams

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (b. in 1977, lives and works in Rome) is the recipient of the 17th Baloise Art Prize. To develop his multifaceted œuvre of film, photography, drawings and sculpture, the artist takes as his point of departure extensive research on artefacts of colonial and post-colonial history. They serve him as representatives of complex global interrelations and the impact of the latter on the construction of cultural identity.

The film Sector IX B (2015), which was first presented at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, forms the core of his presentation at the MMK. It tells the fictive story of an ethnologist who in the course of her research begins to question the fundamental conditions of her discipline.

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Exhibition

19 November 2016 — 8 Januar 2017

MUSEUMMMK

Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main


  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

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Exhibition Views

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Sector IX B, 2015, photo: Axel Schneider
The arm of a malaria volunteer subjected to the bite, Public Health Service, U.S.A., circa 1944 © Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Installation view MUSEUM MMK, Foto: Axel Schneider