The Great Labyrinth
28 September 2013 – 2 February 2014
In the autumn of 2013, the MMK will feature the most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980) ever staged. To be shown in Frankfurt following presentations in Brazil and Portugal, this overview will encompass works from all phases in the career of the most important Brazilian artist of the post-war era.
Hélio Oiticica at Palmengarten
31 August – 27 October 2013
As part of the retrospective "Hélio Oiticica. The Great Labyrinth" at MMK, the Palmengarten will show three outside installations by the Brazilian artist. In one of the pavilions "Penetrável PN 14" a performance and film program will present interventions by contemporary artists.
Walls to Talk to
5 July – 1 September 2013
This solo exhibition will be the first to present the work of Korean artist Jewyo Rhii (b. 1971) to a broad public in Germany. Her work mirrors the influences of the constant movement between Asia, America and Europe as well as her poetic and humorous observations of human conditions and its ability to make itself at home in surroundings.
Where is my Eight?
29 June – 13 October 2013
The exhibition at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst will provide comprehensive insight into the oeuvre of Franz West, Austria’s internationally most successful artist, who was distinguished with the honorary Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Franz West died unexpectedly in July 2012.
8 May – 13 October 2013
Between September 2012 and May 2013, the artist Danica Dakić (b. 1962) is working with twentythree grant recipients of the Crespo Foundation to develop the work "Safe Frame", a video and sound installation exploring questions of identity and history, safety and freedom.
The Krazy House
23 February – 26 May 2013
"The Krazy House" will be the first comprehensive filmic retrospective of the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra (*1959) worldwide. Within the framework of the show, two of her videos will celebrate their world premiere.
16 February – 21 April 2013
The Documenta artist Andrea Büttner (b. 1972) takes a critical look at the topic of poverty in her work. She examines how a sense of shame brought about by poverty affects aesthetic processes, and inquires into the relationships between conceptions of poverty in the art of the Late Modernist era and the poverty movements of the Middle Ages.
Carsten Nicolai unidisplay uni(psycho)acoustic
26 January – 26 May 2013
The MMK is presenting two works by Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965) revolving around various aspects of human perception and making their mechanisms experienceable – "unidisplay" and "uni(psycho)acoustic".