October 15, 2014 - Museum Folkwang - Autumn 2014 exhibitions
October 15, 2014

Autumn 2014 exhibitions

Left: Yann Mingard, Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2010. Inkjet print, 42 x 33.2 cm. © Yann Mingard. Right: Martin Kippenberger, Candidature to a retrospective, (2nd version: Portrait of Martin), France, Paris, 1993. © 2014 Estate of Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. © 2014: Photo: Museum Folkwang.

Autumn 2014 exhibitions

Museum Folkwang

Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Friday 10am–10pm


You too will eventually come into fashion
Posters by Martin Kippenberger
18 October 2014–18 January 2015

Opening: October 18, 7pm

The posters created by Martin Kippenberger (1953–97) for his own exhibitions represent a core aspect of his multimedia output and artistic vision. The show You too will eventually come into fashion—Posters by Martin Kippenberger therefore reveals an essential slice of Kippenberger’s characteristic, often wildly absurd sense of humor. 

The exhibition marks the Museum Folkwang’s acquisition of a comprehensive collection of posters by Martin Kippenberger in 2013, which substantially enhances the existing group of works by the artist held at the museum. A catalogue is due for release to accompany the show, available from Edition Folkwang/Steidl.

Marc Bauer
The Collector
From 18 October 2014

Opening: October 17, 7pm

In 2012 Marc Bauer started investigating the theme of collecting in his art, in an ongoing series of drawings made on paper and directly on walls. The starting point for this particular work are photographs that once belonged to Jews deported during the German occupation of France, in particular from Paris in the year 1941.

In creating his piece for Museum Folkwang, Marc Bauer will in part draw inspiration from these found images. However, the central theme of his display will be the history of Museum Folkwang itself. The historical background to the work is the forced sale and destruction of artworks branded by the Nazis as “degenerate” and seized from the Folkwang collection during the Nazi period, as well as their later compensation and repurchase.

Yann Mingard
18 October 2014–18 January 2015

Opening: October 17, 7pm

Through the medium of photography Yann Mingard uncovers and dissects a politically charged, topical issue of our modern world: the collection and storage of genetic material and data. In his latest work, Deposit, the Swiss photographer questions our seemingly unconditional belief in technology as a force for good. Mingard spent three years, from 2010 to 2013, seeking out twelve sites where human, vegetable, animal, cultural, and digital material is collected and archived. He photographed the architecture of these depositories, the landscapes they form, the people who work there, and the stored objects, in the process capturing the paradoxical character of these dormant spaces. 

Deposit is presented in collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur. 
The exhibition is funded by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council

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