14 March - 14 May 2014
Franz Ackermann's large-scale paintings and installations, as well as small-format works on paper are characterised by strong colours, explosive forms and an inexhaustible wealth of complex pictorial structures.
For 'Mental Maps-Eikones' at Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Ackermann has created a work comprising of 18 pieces, that he conceived especially for the display cabinets in the study room at the Kupferstichkabinett - a reoccurring method of practice in the artist's work.
'Surrounded by historical cabinets filled with illustrated books, prints and drawings which span five centuries and have been categorised and archived according to scientific criteria, his labyrinthine, and seemingly chaotic compositions will create an impressive contrast to the art-historical survey of the world'.
'Franz Ackermann: Mental Maps'
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Tuesday - Sunday:10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays
(0721) 926 33 59
© Franz Ackermann Courtesy Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe