Cao Fei, Haze and Fog 4, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

Richard Mosse, Moria in Snow, 2017. Courtesy the artist, carlier | gebauer, Berlin and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Paulo Nazareth, Banderas Rotas, 2014. Courtesy the artist, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Meyer Riegger Berlin/Karslruhe, Mendes Wood DM. Foto: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano


MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main 24 May ― 9 September 2018
Opening: 23 May 2018, 7pm

With the works of Cao Fei, Richard Mosse and Paulo Nazareth, the exhibition EXTREME. NOMADS focuses on different aspects of contemporary forms of nomadic existence and addresses the dissolution of boundaries in politics, economy, society, and culture. The artists from three continents are not only investigating the individual, social and political extremes that are a result of globalisation, but also their own artistic strategies prove to be expanding boundaries.   

In her works, Cao Fei (*1978 CN) processes the profound social changes that occurred in her homeland China as a result of rapid economic growth and globalisation. Inspired by the US-American zombie films, the artist presents her work Haze and Fog. This is a fictional portrayal of a service-based society that is suffering from a loss of identity and transforms one of the newly built residential areas on the threshold of Beijing into a hoard of restless zombies.     

Richard Mosse's (*1981 IE/US/DE) works are a cross between artistic production and journalistic reportage. His most recent works Heat Maps and Incoming are a direct response to the humanitarian crisis, that resulted from the latest waves of refugees in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. With the help of a video camera developed for military purposes that can measure thermal radiation over a distance of 30 kilometres, Mosse condenses two of the most dangerous and most frequented refugee routes in the world into a mesmerizing, reflective film about the situation of these people.    

Paulo Nazareth (*1977 BR) declared walking as the starting point of his artistic approach. Taking his heritage as a Brazilian with indigenous and African roots as a theme, he crosses entire countries and continents on foot. Nazareths works tell a tale of his encounters and many experiences from his travels; of communication and resistance, of colonial history and the presence of globalism. They weave a web between individuals, communities and countries beyond their national borders. 


Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main 

Entrance fee:
€12, reduced €6 

Opening hours:
Tue―Sun, 10am―6pm
Wed, 10am―8pm
Mon, closed
Guided tours: regular