The focus of RAY 2012 is the main exhibition MAKING HISTORY. It is on view from April 20th to July 8th, 2012, in the spaces of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and the MMK Zollamt, as well as in two public spaces. MAKING HISTORY highlights artistic reflection of public images. The exhibition shows different artists who concentrate on how reality is presented in media images. The artists are not creating history rather, their works reveal different perspectives on historical events. The works on view can be understood as extended forms for depicting history and hence as subjective variations on history painting.
MAKING HISTORY is not strictly limited to the medium of still photography but also includes video and film. The works of about forty renowned artists, including Viktoria Binschtok, Thomas Demand, David LaChapelle, Omer Fast, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Klemm and Gustav Metzger, as well as numerous new discoveries, reveal a broad spectrum of artistic approaches to public images.