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Franz Ackermann

Peak Season, 2003

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10-color silkscreen print
on Somerset 300g/m2,
paper size: 19 11/16 x 27 9/16 (48 x 68 cm), image size: 18 7/8 x 26 3/4 (45,7 x 66 cm),
printed by Werkstatt
für Kunstsiebdruck Munich,
Ed. 70/XXX, signed and numbered

Seasonal gravitation: individual traces and points of crystallization in the maelstrom of mass nesting from place to place.


“Ackermann is a painter for whom travel is a categorical necessity. However, when looking at his work it is clear that the road he travels is not that which we might associate with the classical grand tour. For Ackermann tourism is both a topic and a methodology. Since… he spent a year living in Hong Kong, Ackermann has evolved a set of Situationist-inspired visual practices that have actively investigated the ‘psychogeographical’ aspects of travel as embodied in the figure of the tourist.” Douglas Fogle Parkett No. 68, 2003

$ 2,000.00


“Rendered in the arid tones of a sizzling hot summer's day, Ackermann's aptly titled Peak Season features notable sites and tourist attractions interconnected with black blossoming vines, drawing attention to the forces of globalization and the ease with which one can travel from one place to another in a matter of hours. As always the notion of tourism comes strongly into play in this complex ten-color screenprint, making it a prime example of Ackermann's practice of both glorifying and critiquing the jet-setting habits of contemporary society. “ - Fineartmultiple


> See short video excerpt with Franz Ackermann talking about some aspects of his art.