IDEOLOGIES RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain

3 June 2021 to 9 January 2022

RAY MASTER CLASS at the Museum Angewandte Kunst

The Museum Angewandte Kunst is also hosting the presentation of the RAY MASTER CLASS exhibition Essays of Undoing.

You can find all information here.

The Museum Angewandte Kunst is open again from 26 May!

To ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, security and hygiene measures to contain the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continue to apply.

Visiting the Museum Angewandte Kunst is currently only possible with a certificate that counts visitors as tested, vaccinated or recovered. The exhibition area of the Museum Angewandte Kunst is large enough that registration is possible directly on site at the cash desk. The visit requires compliance with the hygiene concept and requires the completion of an on-site contact tracking sheet. The data transfer can also be done via the Luca app. A QR code is available for this purpose.

As a further option, you can book a 1.5 hour slot and fill out a contact tracking capture sheet here:

For more information on safety and hygiene measures at the museum, click here.

Works by Yagazie Emezi, Mohau Modisakeng and Yves Sambu

Opening press conference: Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 11 am

Photography as a medium of imagery in particular is closely linked in its genesis to the imperial industrialisation of Western nation states and to the colonisation of the African continent in the 19th and early 20th century. The reverberation of photographs from this period is an expression of a permanent unconscious, but equally manipulatively employed conscious reproduction of myths and negativistic representations of this continent. For this reason, other perspectives, other art practices and other participants in the field of photography and related visual media are needed today.

Vanitas project (2010-2017) © Yves Sambu

The photographic and cinematic works shown at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, deal directly or indirectly with historical abuses and the media image of “Africa”. Yagazie Emezi, Mohau Modisakeng and Yves Sambu present an exploration of gender, poverty, beauty, the body, identity and the consequences of racism for the individual and the community, all drawn from within African societies.

From June 3 to September 12, 2021, the international photography Triennial RAY will present contemporary photography as well as its related media under the theme of IDEOLOGIES. Critically reflexive art, which questions its own foundations of creation and the very act of its presentation as well, will be presented. The fourth edition of the RAY Triennial will take place at over 11 exhibition venuesin the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region.

More information at ray2021.de