Sem Título, 2004
Neumarkt St. Veit, Germany, 1963; lives and works in Berlin
Untitled (Helicopter VII - all the place I have ever been to), 2000
adhesive vinyl on aluminium
Franz Ackermann is a perpetual traveler, reflecting on globalization and the constant growth of urban centers. In his paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations he appropriates the imagery architectural forms and dynamic structures in order to create a universe of commodified cultural landscapes as a representative of an ever-shrinking world. The rapid development of information technology, the increased speed of perception as well as simultaneity are being reflected in Ackermann's usage of the world, it's interrelations as well as superimpositions. The presented works develop a narrative around the theme expressed by the title of the large photographic wall panel of clustered maps, All the places I have ever been to.