Franz Ackermann At Galerie Daniel Templon Paris

Franz Ackermann, Your Plastic, Your Travel, 2013, mixed media on paper, 180 x 285 cm
Franz Ackermann, Your Plastic, Your Travel, 2013, mixed media on paper, 180 x 285 cm

Galerie Daniel Templon is holding its first Paris exhibition of paintings by German artist Franz Ackermann, whose complex and exuberant work is rooted in the concepts of geography and migration.

An artist very much in tune with his era, Ackermann seeks to chronicle new urban realities and the ways in which they are perceived, at a time when both realities and perceptions are driven by ceaseless flows of tourists and information. His monumental paintings take the form of large exploded views that combine architectural elements with numerous Modernist references and abstract shapes in a burst of colours and materials.

Franz Ackermann was born in 1963 and divides his working time between three studios, in Berlin, Kalsruhe and Istanbul. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the Castello di Rivoli (Turin) in 2000, Whitney Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Modern Art (New York) as well as the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2005, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin) in 2006, and Tate Triennial (London) in 2009. His work has also appeared regularly in France: in 2003 at the Palais de Tokyo and 2004 at the Maison Rouge, both in Paris, and in 2005 at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims. The Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, the Folkwang Museum in Essen (2013) and Staat­li­che Kunst­hal­le in Karls­ru­he (2014) have recently held major solo exhibitions of his work.

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La Galerie Daniel Templon expose pour la première fois à Paris l’artiste allemand Franz Ackermann, dont le travail complexe et jubilatoire s’articule autour de la notion de géographie et de déplacement.

En prise avec son époque, Franz Ackermann cherche à rendre compte des nouvelles réalités urbaines et de leurs perceptions, catalysées par les flux incessants du tourisme et de l’information. Ses peintures monumentales se déploient en larges plans éclatés mêlant éléments architecturaux, nombreuses références au modernisme et formes abstraites dans une explosion de couleurs et de matières.

Franz Ackermann, né en 1963, travaille entre trois ateliers à Berlin, Kalrsruhe et Istanbul. Il a largement exposé à l’international, notamment au Castello di Rivoli (Turin) en 2000, au Whitney Museum of Modern Art et au Museum of Modern Art (New York) ainsi qu’à la Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon en 2005, au Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) et à la Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin) en 2006, à la Tate Triennal (Londres) en 2009. En France, on a pu voir son travail en 2003 au Palais de Tokyo, en 2004 à la Maison Rouge, en 2005 au FRAC Champagne-Ardenne à Reims. Récemment, la Berlinische Galerie à Berlin (2013) et la Staat­li­che Kunst­hal­le de Karls­ru­he (2014) lui ont consacré une grande exposition.

Exhibition Dates: April 9 – May 28, 2016

30 rue Beaubourg
F-75003 Paris

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