In celebration of Bastille Day, images of recent demonstrations reflect on what it means to be French today, well over a century since the storming of the Bastille. Photography by Stephane Lagoutte, Agence MYOP.
The SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt is one of most important exhibition venues in Europe. Since opening in 1986, it has presented more than 200 exhibitions on around 2,000 m² of floor space and can boast a total of more than 8 million visitors. The SCHIRN focuses on art-historical and historico-cultural themes, discourses, and trends from a contemporary perspective. Its range of offers is multifaceted, international, and progressive; it attempts to open up new points of view and to break open traditional patterns of reception. The exhibitions are devoted in equal measure to contemporary stances in art and art of the modern era.
Each SCHIRN exhibition is accompanied by a publication. As part of the exhibition project, the catalog is its continuation in printed form and enables you to continue to engage with the art and issues addressed in the exhibition well after it has actually finished. The concept and specific content of each publication is devised parallel to developing the exhibition. Selected authors, and they tend to be experts, artists or journalists, explore the respective topic in the form of essays, shed light on it from different angles, and in this way supplement the exhibition project by emphasizing additional interesting aspects of the subject.