January, 29 – April 25, 2011

The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

A large candy mountain is exhibited at the Museum for Modern Art MMK in Frankfurt, Germany. About 300 kg of sweets form the artwork ‘Untitled (USA Today) 1990’ by Cuban-Born artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The museum dedicates a special exhibition to the artist who died in 1996. The retrospective ‘Specific Objects without Specific Form’ will be open for visitors until 25 April 2011. Candy Mountains are among his most famous works. Visitors are invited to try the sweets; their participation is an important aspect of the work. EPA/FRANK RUMPENHORST.

FRANKFURT.- The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main hosts the final leg of the traveling retrospective, “Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form”, previously shown at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel.

Including both rarely seen and more known paintings, sculptures, photographic works, and public projects, this major exhibition reflects the full scope of the Gonzalez-Torres’s short but prolific career. Born in Cuba, Gonzalez-Torres settled in New York in the late 1970s, where he studied art and began his practice as an artist before his untimely death of AIDS related complications in 1996, at the age of thirty-eight.

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