April 3, 2006 - Portikus - New Venue: opening May 5th 2006
April 3, 2006

New Venue: opening May 5th 2006

PORTIKUS 
New Venue: opening May 5th 2006

Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Director: Daniel Birnbaum
Curator: Nikola Dietrich

info@portikus.de
www.portikus.de

Personal States / Infinite Actives
Marjetica Potrc and Tomas Saraceno
Light Lab, Test 1
Olafur Eliasson

Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, the Kunsthalle of the citys Art Academy the Städelschule, is moving into a new space. After leaving its original address behind the façade of the destroyed city library in 2003, the Portikus has staged more than twenty shows in an architectural structure designed by Tobias Rehberger, professor of sculpture at the Städelschule. Now the time has come for the institutions third phase: On May 5, Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrc and Frankfurt-based Argentinean artist Tomas Saraceno will inaugurate the new venue with the show Personal States / Infinite Actives. Both artists have an architectural background and will display new works articulated in the realm between sculpture and architecture.

Olafur Eliassons light lab, located in the buildings large glass roof and visible only from the outside, is already in operation. Eliassons project will develop over two years and continuously change the appearance of the building.

Designed by Frankfurt architect Christoph Mäckler, the new building is located on a small island in the river Main at the very heart of the city. Portikus is an institution that emphasizes on experimentation and production. Most likely the unusual site and the exhibition space will trigger unexpected projects by the invited artists. During the first year in the new venue, Portikus will realize projects of Dan Perjovschi (July-August), Francis Alÿs (September-October), Paul Chan (October-November), a show curated by Michael Krebber (December-January), John Baldessari (February-March, 2007), Judith Hopf & Henrik Olesen (March-April, 2007), and Paulina Olowska (May-June 2007).

Portikus re-opens at the new venue with exhibition no. 140.
Since its foundation by Kasper König in 1987, the following artists were presented:

Dieter Roth, Anna & Bernhard Blume, Thomas Struth, Siah Armajani, Erik Bulatov, Niele Toroni, Franz West, Gerald Domenig, Thomas Ruff, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Ilya Kabakov, Allan McCollum, Stephan Balkenhol, Nam June Paik, On Kawara, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Katharina Fritsch, Lawrence Weiner, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ettore Spalletti, Jörg Immendorff, Hanne Darboven, Thomas Bayrle, Ellsworth Kelly, Raimer Jochims, Sol LeWitt, Matt Mullican, Nicole Van Den Plas, Bernhard Härtter, Holger Bunk, Jonathan Borofsky, Bruce Nauman, Chéri Samba, Raoul De Keyser, Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Wittner, Harald Klingelhöller, Claes Oldenburg, Mike Kelley, Herbert Hamàk, Otto Muehl, Leni Hoffmann, Candida Höfer, Rudolf Steiner, Isa Genzken, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Richard Artschwager, Dennis Adams, John Wesley, Paul-Armand Gette, Lothar Baumgarten, Ernst Caramelle, Sherrie Levine, Wiebke Siem, Sigmar Polke, Luc Tuymans, Tony Oursler, Per Kirkeby, Steven Pippin, Luciano Fabro, Raymond Hains, Christa Näher, Eran Schaerf, Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Boris Michajlov, Marlene Dumas, Sarah Lucas, Ulrike Grossarth, Frantisek Skála, Tobias Rehberger, Franz Ackermann, Dietrich Ohrt, Steve McQueen, Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Tomas Schmit, Allen Ruppersberg, Udo Koch, Jörg Sasse, Christian Jankowski, Garry Neill Kennedy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Daniel Buren, Gabriel Orozco, Maria Eichhorn, Mark Wallinger, Andreas Siekmann, Heimo Zobernig, Smith & Stuart, Stefan Kern, Manfred Pernice, Jim Isermann, Elke Krystufek, Hans Haacke, Nikifor, Daniel Hunziker, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jason Rhoades, Peter Cook, Rivane Neuenschwander, Philippe Parreno, Gilbert & George, Simon Starling, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Renée Green, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Louise Lawler, Bas Jan Ader, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Ceal Floyer, Spencer Finch, Kirsten Pieroth, Cildo Meireles, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Inventory / Scott King / Donald Urquhart, Salla Tykkä, Sejla Kameric, Akram Zaatari, Koo Jeong-A, Sean Snyder, Felix Gmelin, Yoko Ono, Matthew Ritchie, Chung Seoyoung, Mark Leckey.

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