Portikus Under Construction 1992-2016

Portikus Under Construction 1992-2016
Library Shelf Location 18.BAYR
Publication Date 2017

A new book documenting exhibition making at The Portikus from 1992 to 2016. The Portikus is an exhibitions space that is associated with the Stadelschule in Frankfurt am Main. A production site rather than a traditional gallery, it is an institution willing to redefine its basic parameters with every new project. Since the late 1980s, some 160 exhibitions and innumerable other events have been staged there, and with each project the space has changed. Sometimes it is a factory, sometimes a kitchen or a stage for gatherings and performances. Sometimes it is a classical white museum space, sometimes a cinema, a green house or a swimming pool. How can one portray an institution like this? For many years now, Helke Bayrle - a film maker based in Frankfurt am Main - has documented the activities of the Portikus. The result is a unique collection of artist portraits. Portikus Under Construction presents the last decade, edited backstage material, that the viewer of the finished exhibitions never sees. Some of the artists really like talking about what they do and about the significance of what they present, others prefer to simply work with the installation team and the curator.

ISBN 9783956793059
Quantity 1
Pages 144p; 30 cm
Format Softcover
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Related Artist Helke Bayrle
Categories Film and Artists' Moving Image, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related City/Region Frankfurt
Related Country/Global Region Germany
Artist's Nationality German
Languages English, German

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