Franz Ackermann

(b. 1963)

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(1963– )

German painter and installation artist, born in Neumarkt St Veit. He makes large semi-abstract works on the theme of travel and tourism. Sometimes these incorporate actual travel posters, as in his installation piece Bologna (2000). Sometimes there is simply a suggestion of fragments of buildings or landscape caught up in a great vortex. The critic Marco Meneguzzo has described the effect as ‘a feeling of something slipping and sliding by, as if someone were looking out a train window, trying to scrutinize not so much the passing urban landscape as the very feeling of both absence and uniformity’ (Artforum International, April 2001).

Subjects: Art.

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