Martin Kippenberger, NO NATI, 1987 (detail), photo: Axel Schneider. In the middle of this cropped image is a drum with a yellow sticker, which reads: UND EWIG GLÜHT DIE HEIDE (and the moor glows forever). A hot water bottle, a book, a device, and a pile of excrement are stacked on the drum in pyramid form.

Social Facades

A Dialogue Between the MMK and DekaBank Collections

The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the DekaBank look back over many years of cooperation in the development of the museum’s collection and as founding partners of the MMK 2. On the occasion of its 100th birthday, the DekaBank is making a donation of major works to the MMK from its collection. The gift encompasses four installations, in part quite large in size, by the artists Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Michael Beutler, Tue Greenfort and Martin Kippenberger.

In addition to its dedicated cooperation with the MMK, the DekaBank has amassed a superb contemporary art collection of its own over the past fifteen years, with multifaceted links to the MMK holdings. Numerous artists are represented in both collections with extensive workgroups. Within the context of the donation, the MMK 1 will stage the first exhibition ever to investigate these points of contact and directly juxtapose the two collections.

The exhibition title “Social Facades” was adopted from a work by Isa Genzken in the DekaBank collection. Yet it also stands for the manifold forms of expression with which artists of both collections address sociopolitical and social “facades” in their art.

The exhibition at the MMK will feature major works by Andy Hope, Cerith Wyn Evans, Sarah Morris, Franz West, Heimo Zobernig, Wilhelm Sasnal, Wolfgang Tillmans, Michael Pfrommer, Jonas Weichsel, Markus Sixay, Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij and Liam Gillick.

Exhibition

30 Mai — 9 September 2018

MUSEUMMMK

Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main

mmk@stadt-frankfurt.de
+49 69 212 30447

Exhibition Views

Sarah Morris, Beijing, 2008 © Sarah Morris, Foto: Axel Schneider
Liam Gillick, Applied Discussion Platform, 2003, collection DekaBank © Liam Gillick; Liam Gillick, Renovation Filtration, 2003, collection DekaBank © Liam Gillick, photo: Axel Schneider
Sarah Morris, Flamingo Hilton (Las Vergas), 1999; Sarah Morris Parrot [Origami], 2009 © Sarah Morris, photo: Axel Schneider
Isa Genzken, Neues Design für Weltempfänger, Soziale Fassade, 2002, collection DekaBank © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, photo: Axel Schneider
Heimo Zobernig, Ohne Titel, 1985-1998, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; Heimo Zobernig, ohne Titel, 1980, collection DekaBank © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, photo: Axel Schneider
Andy Hope 1930, Justice Society, 2003, collection DekaBank © Andy Hope 1930, Foto: Axel Schneider
Andy Hope 1930, Dying Stars, 2003, collection DekaBank © Andy Hope 1930; Andy Hope 1930, Time Tube 10, 2011, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © Andy Hope 1930, photo: Axel Schneider
Wilhelm Sasnal, Ohne Titel, 2000, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © Wilhelm Sasnal, photo: Axel Schneider
Tue Greenfort, Water Reservoir, 2004, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © Tue Greenfort; Tue Greenfort, Medusa, 2007, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © Tue Greenfort; Tue Greenfort, Kohlweißling, 2008, Sammlung DekaBank © Tue Greenfort, photo: Axel Schneider
Martin Creed, Work No. 263 (a protrusion from a wall), 2001, Sammlung DekaBank © Martin Creed, photo: Axel Schneider
Cerith Wyn Evans, „...rinsed with mercury throughout to this bespattered fruit of reflection, rife with distortion (each other, clouds and trees). what made a mirror flout its flat convention? surfacing as a solid ... and what was the sensation when stars alone like bees c, 2009, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © Cerith Wyn Evans, photo: Axel Schneider
Cerith Wyn Evans, „...rinsed with mercury throughout to this bespattered fruit of reflection, rife with distortion (each other, clouds and trees). what made a mirror flout its flat convention? surfacing as a solid ... and what was the sensation when stars alone like bees c, 2009, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST © Cerith Wyn Evans, photo: Axel Schneider
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