Portikus XXX Summer Screenings: Non-work

Filmvorführung
Portikus XXX Summer Screenings: Non-work
Mittwoch, 16. August 2017, 21 Uhr, Portikus Maininsel

The fifth and final session, titled Non-work, will feature works by Helke Bayrle, Morgan Fisher, and Frances Stark.

What might a minor history of Portikus told through video look like? Helke Bayrle’s Portikus Under Construction gives this history its images, building an institutional memory and body of artworks out of what is almost always erased and obfuscated: work left outside of finalized and public-facing installations within the main gallery. Though the artworks in this screening program are by no means minor in and of themselves, they work outside of the limits of these artists’ previous contributions to the exhibitionary legacy of Portikus. Almost none of these films and videos have been shown within the galleries of Portikus before, yet they provide a vehicle for reflection through their addition and deviation.

In an effort to let these relations permeate the methods of this program, groupings of films and videos will together assert the value of lack, the uncertain, the secondary, the obscured, the forgotten, and the unclassifiable. This project attempts to build a minor history of Portikus, inspired by Bayrle, from these foggy positions.

The Portikus XXX summer screenings are programmed by Levi Easterbrooks. 

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Portikus XXX – 30 Jahre Portikus: Anne Speier

Ausstellungseröffnung
Portikus XXX – 30 Jahre Portikus: Anne Speier
Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2017, 17 Uhr, Hotel Fleming’s Selection, Eschenheimer Tor 2

In her work, Speier employs different techniques to deal with contemporary questions of art production. The intricacy of her work is reflected in the medium of the collage, which is processed digitally as an expression of the contemporary. The artist addresses her own location in the field of art as the subject of everyday situations.

In a new sculpture, Anne Speier has created a primate that viewers encounter hanging from the ceiling. The pose of the orangutan suggests fear and a corresponding defensive stance. However, there is nothing signifying what else is going on in the room. Is the orang-utan just imagining reasons for his posture? Is he pulling away from us visitors? As a work of art, the animal becomes the projection surface, which can play various roles in its attribution as a primate. Beyond pop culture references, Speier’s sculpture raises questions about identity – that of the object and our own confronted by it. The stairway becomes a stage, drawing attention to the sculpture and making it possible to see it from different angles. The rope can be read as a multi-story guideline.

The collaboration between Anne Speier and the Fleming's Hotel takes place within the framework of the 30th anniversary of Portikus.

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Portikus XXX – 30 Jahre Portikus: Shannon Bool & Pure Fiction

Ausstellungseröffnung
Portikus XXX – 30 Jahre Portikus: Shannon Bool & Pure Fiction
Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017, 17 Uhr, Dom St. Bartholomäus

Portikus is turning thirty. Founded as a small art space on Schöne Aussicht in 1987, we moved from there to the Leinwandhaus and then to the Maininsel. Portikus XXX is the name of our anniversary project that doesn’t look back, but simply keeps moving ahead, not inside Portikus itself, but in the city so important to us: Frankfurt am Main. We leave our space and, with small gestures and major interventions, present new works in urban places that shape the cityscape. In this way, Portikus XXX addresses a broad audience while, at the same time, we continue to do what we’ve been doing in recent years: making exhibitions that stimulate, expand perspectives and ask questions.

Over the course of the summer, Portikus will in collaboration with various internationally renowned artists intervene in the public space of Frankfurt am Main. The inaugurate opening is pleased to have worked with Shannon Bool in the Dom as well the fiction class led by Marc von Schlegell. Further openings are to be announced soon.

Double Opening, 18th of July

Shannon Bool
18.07.2017, 17h
at / im
Dom St. Bartholomäus
Domplatz 1
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Details:
http://www.portikus.de/en/exhibitions/208a_portikus_xxx

Pure Fiction
Reading / Lesung
18.07.2017, 20h
at / im
Le Méridien Frankfurt Hotel
Wiesenhüttenplatz 28–38
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Details:
http://www.portikus.de/en/exhibitions/208b_portikus_xxx

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Portikus XXX: Summer screenings

Filmvorführung
Portikus XXX: Summer screenings
Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017, 21 Uhr, Portikus Maininsel

Filming Lack
Featuring videos by Martha Rosler and Thirteen Black Cats

What might a minor history of Portikus told through video look like? Helke Bayrle’s Portikus Under Construction gives this history its images, building an institutional memory and body of artworks out of what is almost always erased and obfuscated: work left outside of finalized and public-facing installations within the main gallery. Though the artworks in this screening program are by no means minor in and of themselves, they work outside of the limits of these artists’ previous contributions to the exhibitionary legacy of Portikus. Almost none of these films and videos have been shown within the galleries of Portikus before, yet they provide a vehicle for reflection through their addition and deviation.

In an effort to let these relations permeate the methods of this program, groupings of films and videos will together assert the value of lack, the uncertain, the secondary, the obscured, the forgotten, and the unclassifiable. This project attempts to build a minor history of Portikus, inspired by Bayrle, from these foggy positions.

Wednesday the 19th of July will be the first of a series of screenings at Portikus.
The dates for upcoming screenings will follow soon and for more information, please visit the webpage.

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Susanne Kriemann: through an evening, dark in a monochrome, near perfect way

Vortrag
Susanne Kriemann: through an evening, dark in a monochrome, near perfect way
Dienstag, 11. Juli 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

Susanne Kriemann will talk about her recent projects, amongst others the work shown in the Slide Show exhibition at Portikus this spring. Kriemann’s artistic practice is characterized by an extended concept of photography, where recording as a photographic principle is studied under the aspects of temporality and material processability within specific social-historical contexts.

Susanne Kriemann, born 1972 in Erlangen, Germany, is an artist living and working in Berlin. She is professor for artistic photography at University of Design in Karlsruhe and a long-term advisor at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (NL), where she continues her on-going exploration of research and artist practice. Together with Aleksander Komarov, she founded the artist initiative AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz (www.airberlinalexanderplatz.de). The works of Susanne Kriemann are represented by Galerie Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam and Galerie RaebervonStenglin, Zürich (2009-2016). Kriemann also publishes artist books, that are testaments to her overarching concern with historiography—how history is written, read, and rewritten—and the connections that can be found between art, literature, and archaeology.

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Stephan Dillemuth: Corporate Rokoko

Vortrag
Stephan Dillemuth: Corporate Rokoko
Donnerstag, 6. Juli 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

Stephan Dillemuth talks about his recent work in relationship to bohemian research in the age of Corporate Rokoko.

Corporate Rokoko is a concept that was coined in the last years of the 20th century by Werner von Delmont to describe an aesthetic representation program that induced hallucination into dominating and powerful corporations.

Stephan Dillemuth studied at the art academies in Nuremberg, Düsseldorf, and Munich. He currently teaches at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. From 1990 to 1994, Dillemuth together with Josef Strau, Nils Norman, Merlin Carpenter, and Kiron Khosla operated the space Friesenwall 120 in Cologne, then together with Hans-Christian Dany, UTV (Unser Fernsehsender / Our Television Channel. In 1995, there was the Summer Academy at the Kunstverein in Munich and the publications AKADEMIE and The Academy and the Corporate Public. Starting in 1997, his collaboration with Werner von Delmont resulted in various performances and the publication Corporate Rokoko. Since 2000 Dillemuth has had solo projects at venues such as Galerie Nagel Draxler (Cologne/Berlin), American Fine Art (New York), Galerie für Landschaftskunst (Hamburg), Reena Spaulings (New York), Galerie Éric Hussenot (Paris), Secession (Vienna), Konsthall C (Stockholm), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow), and Uma Certa Falta de Coerência (Porto).

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New Noveta: Angst und Arbeit

Vortrag
New Noveta: Angst und Arbeit
Dienstag, 4. Juli 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

New Noveta is the collaborative project of Ellen Freed and Keira Fox, both based in London.

They most recently performed as part of the performance program at Liste, Rehearsing Intra-Activity, curated by Eva Birkenstock. In February this year they had a solo show and performance 'Violent Amurg' at Ludlow38, New York, and performed and exhibited as part of the show Site Visit at Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany. Amongst other places, they performed at Serralves Foundation in Porto as part of the program O Museu Como Performance (2015), Good Forever in Düsseldorf (2016), the Annual Bipolar Performers Meeting in Sopot, Poland (2017), and at Forde in Geneva (2016).

This lecture will be an overview of their processes and projects so far, displaying and discussing works spanning New Noveta's six year collaboration.

"Emotionally intense as they are, the sense of invasiveness to New Noveta’s works in fact heightens the schism between performer and audience. But to consider the group confrontational would be to mischaracterize a project intent on reproaching attitudes that otherwise pathologize ‘difference as illness’. For Fox and Freed, these procedures of normalization and diagnosis are endemic within high-pressure society, and New Noveta seeks to confront how public displays of anxiety, both symptom and vessel of control, are often perceived negatively" Saim Demicran.

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Josephine Pryde: We Do The Rest

Ringvorlesung Institut für Kunstkritik:
Do it yourself. Deskilling and Reskilling in the Digital Techno Age

Josephine Pryde: We Do The Rest
Mittwoch, 28. Juni 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

This lecture-series (conceptualized by Isabelle Graw) revolves around the question of artistic skills in a digital world. What do they actually consist of? While it always mattered how an artist performs herself since the Modern Age, it seems that the „Auftritt des Künstlers“ (Beatrice von Bismarck), namely, her public staging of herself, has become increasingly important in a Media Society. Has the modeling of her „personality“ turned into a skill that is required from her? Or should one rather argue that artistic practices still represent other competences, attitudes and ways of life that question the ideal of an entrepreneurial self? What have traditional skills been replaced by?

It seems that the deskilling of the arts that is usually associated with the „Duchamp-effect“ and post war practices allowed for a reskilling that is currently quite popular in the artworld. Is it a historical necessity that deskilling entails reskilling? Historically speaking, „deskilling“ was a male privilege in the 1950´s and 1960´s. Many male artists opted for anti-subjective aleatory procedures that rejected skills, whereas women artists practiced another form of deskilling in the 1970´s by reintroducing formerly devaluated, „female skills“ into their work. Could one argue, at least in retrospect, that it is precisely these lower or soft skills associated with the sphere of reproduction that are have risen to the status of a valuable resource in our New Economy?

A short talk on a time-based medium - Josephine Pryde will discuss her artwork in connection to skills she may have acquired, or otherwise, while using a camera.

Pryde was born in the United Kingdom, studied in London and was appointed Professor for  'Zeitgenössische Kunst und Fotografie' at the University of the Arts, Berlin, in 2008. Her most recent exhibition was 'Traces of Accessibility' in collaboration with Marilyn Thompson, in April 2017 at Goton, Paris. Since 2014, Pryde has exhibited two different miniature rideable trains, alongside photographs featuring hands, in various configurations, initially in the show 'These Are Just Things I Say, They Are Not My Opinions' at Arnolfini, Bristol in 2014, and then in 'lapses in Thinking By the person i Am' at CCA Wattis, San Francisco and ICA Philadelphia in 2015. Her catalogue 'The Enjoyment of Photography' also appeared in 2015.

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Alex Kitnick: Normal Art

Vortrag
Alex Kitnick: Normal Art
Mittwoch, 5. Juli 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

In the last few years we have heard a lot about “new normals” (often raised in regards to weather), normativities (typically used in regards to sexuality), and normalization (invoked most often in the sphere of politics). All of these terms are bound to a language of imposition, the setting of new standards to which we are asked to habituate ourselves, but the terms also have different valences and histories, which are worth pulling apart….

This talk will trace a history for the idea of normal art. Starting with Lucy Lippard’s 1968 declaration that conceptual art was part of a “trend back to ‘normalcy,’” the talk will consider the potential of conventional modes of practice for artistic production, especially in relation to theories that have depicted significant art as “cutting edge” and “avant-garde.” But in focusing on conceptualism, which posed a direct threat to many traditional ideas of the art object and its value, we will also see that the normal often resides in the places we least expect. The work of the Canadian collective General Idea (1969-1994) will serve as a case study for how a normal art might function in relation to wider cultural and political tendencies.

Alex Kitnick is Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College. He has contributed to publications including Artforum, May, October, and Texte zur Kunst.

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Liam Young: Hello, City!

Vortrag Architektur Klasse
Liam Young: Hello, City
Freitag, 30 Juni 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

Digital technologies are radically reshaping our perception and occupation of cities. Join speculative architect Liam Young and an all-seeing smart city operating system as they take a tour in a driverless taxi through a network of software systems, autonomous infrastructures, ghost architectures, anomalies, glitches, and sprites, searching for the wilds beyond the machine.

The talk will be an audio-visual expedition to a city found somewhere between the present and the predicted, the real and the imagined, stitched together from fragments of real landscapes and designed urban fictions.

Liam Young is a speculative architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is cofounder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank, exploring the local and global implications of new technologies and Unknown Fields, a nomadic research studio that travels on expeditions to chronicle these emerging conditions as they occur on the ground. He has been acclaimed in both mainstream and architectural media, including the BBC, NBC, Wired, Guardian, Time, and Dazed and Confused, is producer of a BAFTA nominated film and his work has been collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has taught internationally at the Architectural Association, Princeton University and now runs an MA in Fiction and Entertainment at SciArc. Liam's narrative approach sits between documentary and fiction as he focuses on projects that aim to reveal the invisible connections and systems that make the modern world work.

Liam Young is also going to be part of a conversation on VIRTUAL REALITY – SUBJECT, IMAGE, SPACE hosted by SAC at the NODE17 festival on July 1, 2017 from 11:30 - 17:30.
The conversation will address the role of VR for artistic and architectural practice and Liam Young will contribute to the discussion based on his ground-breaking experimentation with new technologies as cinematic tools for a narrative approach to architecture.
For more information: nodeforum.org

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Farshid Moussavi: Working With Time

Architektur Klasse - Dean’s Honorary Lecture
Farshid Moussavi: Working With Time
Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula 

The Rektor of Städelschule, Professor Philippe Pirotte, and the Städelschule Architecture Class are proud to announce this year’s Dean’s Honorary Lecturer: Farshid Moussavi.

Farshid Moussavi RA is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At FMA, Moussavi has completed her first USA commission, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the flagship store for Victoria Beckham in London, and an installation at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice (2012). Moussavi is currently working on a wide range of prestigious projects including a residential complex in the La Défense district of Paris (under construction), a residential complex in Montpellier, as well as an office complex in the City of London.

Moussavi was previously co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), where she co-authored many award-winning projects including the Yokohama International Cruise Terminal and the Spanish Pavilion at the Aichi International Expo in Japan. FOA was also part of the team that designed the Olympic Park and its legacy vision for the Lee Valley as part of the London bid to the International Design Committee.

Educated at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and Dundee University, Moussavi has taught and served as External Examiner in academic institutions worldwide. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture between 2004 and 2015 and has been a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation and the Whitechapel Gallery in London since 2009. She was elected a Royal Academician in 2015 and has published three books, The Function of Ornament, The Function of Forms, and the Function of Style, based on her research and teaching at Harvard.

The Dean’s Honorary Lecture was introduced in 2006 as a celebration of architecture at the Städelschule Architecture Class’ annual end of year review of student work. The series seeks to honour a person whose contribution to the architectural discipline has been seminal in professional, academic and/or institutional terms. Since its introduction, the annual lecture has been given by: Mark Wigley (2006), Mohsen Mostafavi (2007), Greg Lynn (2008), Brett Steele (2009), Jeffrey Kipnis (2010), Sanford Kwinter (2011), Alejandro Zaera-Polo (2012), Beatriz Colomina (2013), Elizabeth Diller (2014), Benedetta Tagliabue (2015), and Bernard Tschumi (2016).

This year, the Dean’s Honorary Lecture is part of the celebration of the Städelschule’s 200-year jubilee: http://www.staedelschule.de/programm.html
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**The Dean’s Honorary Lecture by Sir Peter Cook is unfortunately cancelled. Instead, Farshid Moussavi will give this year’s honorary lecture.**

**Leider fällt der Vortrag in der Reihe Dean’s Honorary Lecture von Sir Peter Cook aus. Stattdessen wird Farshid Moussavi den Ehrenvortrag halten.**