Franz Ackermann

Selected works



Born in 1963 in Germany, Franz Ackermann lives and works between Berlin and Miami. Travel as an experience, displacement and observation are the notions at the heart of his paintings and installations. Ackerman’s exuberant works with their saturated colours are inhabited with overlapping forms that merge with fragments of images taken directly from urban reality. Globalisation and the issue of tourism also play an important part in his artistic explorations.

Été pourri, peinture fraiche – Group show

The FRAC Champagne-Ardenne collection includes a series of remarkable paintings that, without retracing the entire history of this medium, highlight high-quality individual practices. “Eté pourri fresh paint” (rotten Summer, fresh paint) is the title of a series of drawings by Robert Malaval (FRAC Champagne-Ardenne collection) whose work, mixing rock, pop aesthetic, the end of the world, the festive and the tragic participated in the decompartmentalization of artistic practices. Painting, sculpture, performance and music were intertwined by Robert Malaval, whose practice has inspired many artists. A discrete tribute to this total and excessive commitment, the exhibition brings together artists whose approach is free from the weight of the millennial history of painting to reinvent it, to divert it, to imagine new rules.

FRAC CHAMPAGNE ARDENNE, REIMS, FRANCEFrom 17/05/2019 to 15/09/2019