Ed Atkins. Corpsing, MMK 1 – 3 February 2017 — 14 May 2017

Ed Atkins. Corpsing, MMK 1 – 3 February 2017 — 14 May 2017

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Within the framework of the “Frankfurter Positionen”, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is presenting the first institutional solo exhibition of Ed Atkins (b. in Oxford, GB in 1982) to take place in Germany.
Atkins is considered a pioneer of a young generation of artists using digital image technology to create an immersive, hyperreal world of imagery. He has invented his own ensemble of virtual protagonists who reflect on existential issues of humanity in text-based, performative video installations. How do automatization, technologization and digitalization impact our individual life realities, consciousness and self-conceptions?
In his exhibition at the MMK, the artist will show several new works, which he will stage in site-specific manner in the museum’s interiors.

The Museum
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main is one of the world’s most important museums of contemporary art and, despite being a relative newcomer on the scene, has in the space of less than two decades established a firm place for itself in the international museum scene.

Ever since MMK first opened in 1991, it has played a major part in the cultural and social life of the city. With its post-modern architecture, which is today considered quite exemplary, the MMK likewise offers a major platform for culture in Frankfurt, ensuring the city will never again lack a museum for contemporary art.

Today, the MMK Collection includes over 5,000 works of international art, ranging from the 1960s to the immediate present. In terms of its quality, diversity and incomparable profile, the MMK Collection stands out clearly from other museum collections. From the very outset, MMK has had to rely on the support of patrons and friends. In other words, over the last 20 years or so very close links have been forged to the citizens of Frankfurt, to whom the MMK is deeply indebted. It has likewise enjoyed the patronage of countless national and international corporations based in Frankfurt. It is this generous support that has enabled MMK to fulfill its duties as an educational institution and a museum.

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