The Roter Sand Lighthouse and a Stroke of Luck
September 23, 2006 – January 28, 2007
Born in 1959 and now living in Hamburg and Werder/Havel, Andreas Slominski has made an exceptionally interesting and extraordinary contribution to contemporary international art.
Humanism in China
A Contemporary Record of Photography
May 20 – August 27, 2006
In 1955, the photographer Edward Steichen organized the now legendary photo exhibition on »The Family of Man« in New York’s Museum of Modern Art – it was meant to paint a comprehensive picture of humanity. In 2006, the exhibition »Humanism in China – A Contemporary Record of Photography« creates a different, far more specific pictorial panorama.
March 25, 2006 – January 28, 2007
In 1941, while in exile in Amsterdam Max Beckmann (1884–1950) created a series of prints on the Apocalypse according to St. John. Beckmann’s initial drafts (27 individual sheets) were transported secretly to Frankfurt, where lithographs were made of them. Beckmann then used watercolors to color one set of these printed illustrations. Long believed to have been lost, these prints recently resurfaced and were acquired by a Frankfurt collector.
Dornbracht Installation Projects
40 Years Chinese Rock’n’Roll
17. März 2006 – 28. Januar 2007
»Aus einer ›Laune‹ heraus, die ich heute gar nicht mehr genau erklären kann, habe ich 1964 eine »Maschine« gebaut / gemacht / bemalt, in der hunderte Sportler hinter dem Portrait von Mao Zedong Gymnastik machten... «
14 Days in China
March 7 – August 27, 2006
As a staff photographer attached to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s editorial department Barbara Klemm was on the road world–wide for over 30 years. Indeed, until only a year ago she played a key role in shaping the face of that newspaper. The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst exhibition features about 50 photographs she took during a fortnight’s stay in China in 1985.