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Franz Ackermann

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Your City is Almost Mine, 2009 Wall Painting, Watercolour and B&w Painting on Mounted Paper, Oil on Canvas 88 X 135 Inches (223.5 X 342.9 Cm) © Otero Plassart
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© Courtesy of the artist & White Cube, Mason's Yard
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Living 2 , 2010 Oil on Canvas 277 X 439 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & White Cube
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Through the woods , 2010 Mixed Media 150 X 115 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & White Cube
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© Courtesy of the artist & Faena Arts Center
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© Courtesy of the Artist and White Cube, Bermondsey
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Finale Screen , 2014 Oil on Canvas 224 X 174 X 7,7 Cm (88 1/4 X 68 1/2 X 3 In.) © Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Daniel Templon
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Neumarkt, Germany
Birth year
1963
Lives in
Berlin
Works in
Berlin
Current Exhibitions and Events
May, 2014
Man in the Mirror
Vanhaerents Art Collection
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.

 

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