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"Change of Scene XVII"
2000-02-04 until 2000-09-03
Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt
With Change of Scene XVII a short era draws to a close for the MMK. On the one hand, this first
'Change of Scene' in the third millennium marks the end of an old exhibition rhythm. Yet, at the same
time it heralds the beginning of a new one. Since the MMK first opened, our six-monthly exhibitions
have always started either at the beginning of June or the end of January. As of Change of Scene
XVIII, scheduled to open at the end of September 2000, we will be adapting the rhythm to the
international norm. And as of 2001, our exhibitions will always start at the end of March/beginning of
April or the end of September/beginning of October.
Change of Scene XVII will take the form of an open dialog and interaction, presenting some familiar
and some new rooms, with works from our collection, a number of new acquisitions and some
specially selected loans from private and public collections.
Change of scene XVII was first made possible by a generous donation received from Morgan
Stanley Dean Witter. My sincere thanks go out to Dr. Lutz Raettig, who has constantly supported this
project and has followed our work with great interest. We have him to thank for the fact that we are
able to move forward into the third millennium with our usual verve.
In the MMK's central hall visitors will be greeted
by large-format portraits, as has been the case
in earlier exhibitions. Some years ago it was
Thomas Ruff's large photos, later Alex Katz's
Smile paintings, and today we are presenting
large-format color photos by Beat Streuli (born
in 1957) which are part of our collection but
which have not yet been shown. These are
photographs of young people from different
nations who have come together here as if to
take part in an international, multi-ethnic dialog.