Pope L. "Misconceptions" at Portikus

Exhibition, 8 September – 21 November 2021

Hygiene concept of the Städelschule

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Winter Semester 2021/22

Information, 18 October 2021 – 20 February 2022

Year project of Curatorial Studies: facets, faces

Exhibition, 22 – 31 October 2021

Touch Release—An exhibition of Haegue Yang's class

Class Project, 29 October – 19 December 2021

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Final Reviews Architecture Class

Event, 9 – 10 September 2021, 17:00–21:30

THE WHISTLE—Absolventenausstellung 2021

Exhibition, 3 – 19 September 2021

Daniel Lie: Rotten Energy

Online Lecture, 24 June 2021, 19:00

Eyal Weizman: Cloud Studies

Online Lecture, 1 June 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Lecture, 6 May 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Lecture, 20 April 2021, 19:00

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19 – 21 February 2021, 18:00–19:00

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Class Project, 19 February 2021


Event, 19 – 21 February 2021, 16:00–20:00

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Lecture, 16 February 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Lecture, 4 February 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Lecture, 28 January 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Lecture, 21 January 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Lecture, 19 January 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Lecture, 12 January 2021, 19:00

Daniel Lie: Rotten Energy

Online Lecture24 June 2021, 19:00online
Installation view Podrera, photo: Martin MeiserInstallation view Podrera, photo: Martin Meiser

Through the presentation of works from 2017 to 2021, the perception that guides a process of learning and unlearning is located in the state of putrefaction. In Daniel Lie’s practice, rottenness is understood as a disruptive stance that breaks the binarity of life and death. Over a span of several years, in a constant process of making installations that dealt with the passage of time, a process of this artistic practice is revealed. Fundamental questions are raised regarding the exiting of a human-centric position, specifically by acknowledging the agency of the other-than-humans - who may be fungi, plants, virus, bacteria, deities, ancestors, spirits, entities, animals.

In Daniel Lie’s work, time is the central pillar of reflection. From the oldest and most affective memory – involving family and personal stories – to memories transported by objects over long time scales; the work is inspired by the period of a lifetime, the duration and the states of the elements. Through installations, sculptures, and the hybridization of languages of art, the objects refer to concepts stemming from performance art itself – an art form which is based on time, ephemerality, and presence. To highlight these three instances, Lie produces installations that include the presence of elements such as decaying matter, growing plants or fungi. The research faces tensions between science and religion, ancestry and present, rottenness and freshness, life and death and attempts to break dualistic thought. Daniel Lie is non-binary and gender non-conforming Indonesian-Brazilian artist, born in Sao Paulo and is currently based in Berlin. Their work has been presented internationally at Frestas: Art Triennial, Sorocaba; Yogyakarta Biennial; Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh; Casa do Povo, São Paulo; Osage Foundation, Hong Kong; Vienna Festwochen; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo among others.


The lecture will be held in English.

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