Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

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Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

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Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

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

STADL: Schtorona

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

Willem de Rooij Class: Raum I7

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

Dawn Kasper: The Wolf and The Head on Fire

Opening3 May 2019, 19:00Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel, 60594 Frankfurt am Main


Opening: 03.05.2019, 19h 

In her upcoming exhibition at Portikus, The Wolf and The Head on Fire, Dawn Kasper will develop a new chapter in her celebrated ongoing challenge to and disruption of the boundaries between art and life, the public and private, and studio and exhibition space.

This exhibition builds on her achievement in 2017 at the Venice Biennial, which brought her decade long Nomadic Studio Practice to a poetic culmination. The artist will create a conversation specific to Portikus, its local, and its folkloric attachments. Her subject and inspiration here is one of Aesop’s fables, The Wolf and the Kid, about a baby goat who avoids being eaten by a hungry wolf by distracting him with cheerful songs before a feast. Dawn Kasper will expand this fable into a broader allegory of poetic inspiration and the challenges and obstacles to artistic creation. The exhibition will include performances by collaborators, as well as new sculpture relating to musical instruments and modes of literal and symbolic illumination.

Performance Schedule: 

11.05.2019, 21h: Nacht der Museen
24.05.2019, 19h: James Krone
31.05.2019, 19h: Jeff Preiss 
07.06.2019, 19h: Zeena Parkins
14.06.2019, 19h: Marc LeBlanc
21.06.2019, 19h: Mariechen Danz
​28.06.2019, 19h: Andrew Lampert

The exhibition is funded by the Hessische Kulturstiftung.

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