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Lydia Ourahmane im Gespräch mit Christina Lehnert

Online Vortrag, 6. Juli 2021, 19:00

Daniel Lie: Rotten Energy

Online Vortrag, 24. Juni 2021, 19:00

Eyal Weizman: Cloud Studies

Online Vortrag, 1. Juni 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28. – 30. Mai 2021

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Vortrag, 20. Mai 2021, 19:00

Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Vortrag, 18. Mai 2021, 19:00

Hassan Khan Klasse: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14. – 16. Mai 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Vortrag, 11. Mai 2021, 19:00

Willem de Rooij Klasse: Premiere

Class Project, 7. – 21. Mai 2021

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Vortrag, 6. Mai 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Vortrag, 20. April 2021, 19:00

Vortragsreihe Sommersemester 2021

Online Vortrag, 20. April – 8. Juli 2021

Sommersemester 2021

Information, 12. April – 16. Juli 2021

Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" im Portikus

Ausstellung, 27. März – 18. Juli 2021

Rungdang

Veranstaltung, 19. – 21. Februar 2021, 16:00–20:00

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19. – 21. Februar 2021, 18:00–19:00

Klasse Willem de Rooij: Raum I7

Class Project, 19. Februar 2021

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Vortrag, 16. Februar 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Vortrag, 4. Februar 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Vortrag, 28. Januar 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Vortrag, 21. Januar 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Vortrag, 19. Januar 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Vortrag, 12. Januar 2021, 19:00

Portrait of a Woman, Lucas Cranach the Elder, about 1540, 76 x 56.5 cm, oil, tempera on panel, Collection of the Winnipeg Art GalleryPortrait of a Woman, Lucas Cranach the Elder, about 1540, 76 x 56.5 cm, oil, tempera on panel, Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Philippe Pirotte: The Grand Balcony (Biennale de Montreal 2016)

Vortrag8. Juni 2016, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

For the exhibition The Grand Balcony the awareness of an artistic consciousness that creates ‘images’ which are materially compulsory in the present though suffused with historic resonance and in parley with the ‘information economy’s heightened dematerialization’ is paramount. Praxis of such images challenges the reproducibility of the (digital) image, decentralized authorship, and the development of attention as currency. Moreover it reframes questions around the physical exhibition space, imitation, tableau, and séance.

The Grand Balcony draws loosely on Jean Genet's Le Balcon, where the play’s high porch is a space of contestation between revolution and counter-revolution, reality and illusion. A recurring motif in Genet's writing, his balcony is a place of perverse acts where representation itself can be perversely troubled. It is a desiring apparatus and a theatrical space that articulates the complex relationship between inside and outside, up and down. The balcony is also subjected to a particular regime of visibility, a space where a person can dramatically stage herself, with power and vulnerability on display.

As a brothel, Genet's Grand Balcony presents a fiercely ironical microcosm of the power elite besieged by revolutionary forces at the gates. In turn, the exhibition The Grand Balcony enacts Genet’s concern with meta-theatricality and role-playing by unfolding experiences alongside “objects” that often refuse to reveal themselves as truths. Along with Genet, The Grand Balcony enlists the infamous Marquis de Sade, who adds the right to pleasure to the canon of human rights. His advocacy of pleasure uncovers the paradoxes of the bourgeois principle of formal equality as it exposes the fact that fantasy categorically resists universalization. Fantasy is the absolutely individual way in which someone structures her/his “impossible” relation to things.

In the tradition of both Genet and de Sade, Le Grand Balcon aims to be an exhibition - simultaneously playful and fatalistic - where things can go astray.

Philippe Pirotte *1972 is a Belgian art historian, critic, curator of numerous international exhibitions and director of Städelschule and Portikus since 2014. From 2005 – 2011, he was the director of the Kunsthalle Bern. Since 2005, Pirotte has been Senior Advisor of the Rijksakademie for Visual Arts in Amsterdam. In 2012, he became Adjunct Senior Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and in 1999 he co-founded objective exhibitions, a not-for-profit institution in Antwerp, Belgium.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

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