Franz Ackermann is one of the most important and admired contemporary artists in the world today. The artist travels all over the world; soaking up influences from South America to East Asia. The impressions gained in these places are captured in watercolours, which serve as the foundation for paintings that he describes as “mental maps” – large-format paintings with wide, sweeping and detailed arrangements.
Stadtgalerie Altötting is presenting works by Ackermann that are the result of a journey made on a regular bus route on the Panamericana, along the west coast of South America, south of Lima, the capital of Peru: These works merge to form a large installation and remind us of something important: that home is the counterpart to the global.
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