Michele Di Menna
Ximena Aburto Felis
Anny und Sibel Ozturk
Rebecca Ann Tess
The first edition of 'New Frankfurt Internationals'. The project is a cooperation between the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the MMK Museum for Modern Art Frankfurt am Main and State Academy of Fine Arts - Staedelschule. It is conceived as a repeating exhibition and a nationally and internationally prominent platform for emerging artists from Frankfurt and surrounding areas. With the title "Stories and Stages", this first edition focuses on works addressing various techniques and forms of narrative. The works presented mostly refer to concret stories or events, which are deconstructed by fragmenting or reassembling them.
Exhibition and newspaper project curators: Lilian Engelmann (FKV) and Bernd Reiß (MMK)
Performance series curator: Jonas Leihener (Staedelschule)
"New Frankfurt Internationals" is a cooperation between the Frankfurter Kunstverein (FKV), the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and the State Academy of Fine Arts Staedelschule Frankfurt am Main. Comprising an exhibition, a performance series and artist interventions in the Rhein-Main edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, "New Frankfurt Internationals" honors the immense artistic potential of the region by presenting artists who live and/or studied here. Many of them are now among the "new internationals" of the global art scene. Conceived as a recurring exhibition the project functions as a national and international platform for emerging artists from Frankfurt and surrounding areas.
With the title "Stories and Stages", the first edition of "New Frankfurt Internationals" focuses on works addressing various techniques and forms of narrative. Many artists use media such as film, photography, or sculpture as stages upon which their narratives play out. The works presented at Frankfurter Kunstverein mostly refer to concrete stories or events, which are deconstructed by fragmenting or reassembling them. At MMK Zollamt the artists show everyday materials or symbols and combine them to suggest potential acts and alternative spaces or timeframes.
In addition to Frankfurter Kunstverein and the MMK Zollamt, the Rhein-Main-Zeitung, which is the regional edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, will serve as a third "venue". Each week throughout the exhibition, an artist will design one page of this newspaper and respond to it as a unique form of documentary narrative. Moreover, a series of performances and artistic productions taking place in the city center of Frankfurt allow visitors to experience another dimension of narrative.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Katinka Bock, Shannon Bool, Michele Di Menna, Thomas Erdelmeier, Ximena Aburto Felis, Carsten Fock, Dani Gal, Heike Gallmeier, Murray Gaylard, Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Mauricio Guillén, Janus Hochgesand, Leonard Kahlcke, Daniel Kannenberg, Thomas Kilpper, Dirk Krecker, Maria Loboda, Shane Munro, Marina Naprushkina, Martin Neumaier, Sarah Ortmeyer, Anny und Sibel Öztürk, Mario Pfeifer, red park, Claus Richter, Michael Riedel, Dan Starling, Rebecca Ann Tess, Nina Tobien, Tris Vonna-Michell, Jeronimo Voss, Eva Weingärtner, Adrian Williams, Barbara Wolff, Leo Wörner, Holger Wüst and Naneci Yurdagül.
DEC. 10, 2010 – FEB. 13, 2011
"That obscure object"
Performance / Installation by Maria Loboda
Location: along the Braubachstraße
DEC. 11/ 7 PM
"At Hand – episode one"
Performance by Adrian Williams
Location: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst
JAN. 7/ 7 PM
"Antrittsrede als neuer Direktor des Frankfurter Kunstvereins 2008"
Performance by Michael Riedel (with Daniel Baumann)
Location: "Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse 16" (Mainzer Landstr. 105)
JAN. 21/ 7 PM
Performance / Installation by Leonard Kahlcke
Location to be announced
JAN. 29/ 7 PM
"A performance of motion in large proportions"
Performance by Michele Di Menna
Location: Messe Turm, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49, Level 59. Registration required
FEB. 4/ 7 PM
"The Dog, that knew too much"
Performance by Claus Richter
Location: Stephanstr. 1-3
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Image: Photo by Norbert Miguletz; © Frankfurter Kunstverein.
Courtesy Eva Weingärtner and BISCHOFF PROJECTS.
Press preview Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11 am
Venue: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt
Speakers are: Felix Semmelroth (Deputy Mayor in Charge of Culture of the City of Frankfurt), Holger Kube Ventura (Director Frankfurter Kunstverein), Lilian Engelmann (Frankfurter Kunstverein), Bernd Reiß (MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst) and Jonas Leihener (Staedelschule), curators of the project
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
MMK Museum for Modern Art, Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 Maininsel, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Städelschule State Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
OPENING HOURS: Tue, Thu–Sun, 10 am–6 pm; Wed, 10 am–8 pm