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Franz Ackermann

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Birthplace
Neumarkt, Germany

Birth year
1963

Lives in
Berlin

Works in
Berlin

Statement

Franz Ackermann is a german artist who makes exuberant paintings and installations centred on themes of travel, tourism, globalisation and urbanism.

His cartoonish abstractions are built up from individual components comprising paintings, drawings, photographs, wall drawings and sculptural, billboard-like constructions. His work frequently deals with the double side of tourism – the glamour, speed and consumption of international travel but also the detritus, architectural scarring and garbage that it leaves behind, and his installations often take on the appearance of strange advertisements for a global tourism industry run amok.

He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including the 2003 Venice Biennale, “Drawing Now: 8 Propositions” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, “Hybrids” at Tate Liverpool, “Global Navigation System” at Pace le aloghy de Tokyo in Paris and “Seasons in the Sun” at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

 

Recent Exhibits

Franz Ackermann participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 Solo Exhibition
White Cube, Bermondsey
 
Sep, 2013 Hügel und Zweifel
Berlinische Galerie
 
Jul, 2013 FOR THE TIME BEING
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
 
Nov, 2012 Solo Exhibition
Faena Arts Center
 
Dec, 2010 Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program
Dallas Museum of Art
 
Jul, 2010 FischGrätenMelkStand
Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
 
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