VICTOR MAN

The Lines of Life (solo show)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt
14 October 2023 – 4 February 2024

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Installation view: The Lines of Life, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 2023, photo: Städel Museum, Norbert Miguletz
Installation view: The Lines of Life, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 2023, photo: Städel Museum, Norbert Miguletz

The Städel Museum presents The Lines of Life, a solo exhibition of intimate and time-transcending works by Victor Man. Compositions from the last ten years will be on view, dedicated to the painter’s artistic focus: self-portraits and portraits. In deep dark green, blue, and black, Man creates works as sensitive as they are enigmatic, dominated by an existentialist, sombre and introspective tone. His oeuvre reveals numerous art historical references whilst maintaining a unique position in contemporary painting.

Städel Museum

Installation view: The Lines of Life, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 2023, photo: Städel Museum, Norbert Miguletz
Installation view: The Lines of Life, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 2023, photo: Städel Museum, Norbert Miguletz

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VICTOR MAN et al.

Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis (group show)
Centre Pompidou-Metz
31 December 2023 – 27 May 2024

Installation view: Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis, Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2024, photo: © Centre Pompidou-Metz, Marc Domage, 2023
Installation view: Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis, Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2024, photo: © Centre Pompidou-Metz, Marc Domage, 2023

Work by Victor Man is included in Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis at the Centre Pompidou-Metz. The ideas of Jacques Lacan are, alongside the work of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, essential for understanding our modernity. While homages and exhibitions have already been dedicated to these intellectual figures, the thought of Lacan has not been dealt with in museums to date, even though he was strongly attached to works of art.

Centre Pompidou-Metz

Installation view: Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis, Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2024, photo: © Centre Pompidou-Metz, Marc Domage, 2023
Installation view: Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis, Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2024, photo: © Centre Pompidou-Metz, Marc Domage, 2023

VICTOR MAN

Victor Man: From Wounds and Starry Dreams (publication), 2023
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, 2023

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Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition From Wounds and Starry Dreams, on view at Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris from 3 September to 22 October 2022, this new catalogue includes a passage from Georg Trakl’s ‘From A Golden Chalice: Mary Magdalene’, 1906 and is available for purchase now on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website.

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