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

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, White Suprematism, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main. Photo: Diana Pfammatter. Courtesy: Portikus, Frankfurt/Main.Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, White Suprematism, Installation view, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main. Photo: Diana Pfammatter. Courtesy: Portikus, Frankfurt/Main.

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys: Ein äußerst wichtiges Gespräch

Lecture3 November 2016, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys: The Frigate
Thursday, 3. November 2016, 17 Uhr, Portikus
Composer: Erik Thys 
Performed by: Benjamin Saurer

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys: Ein äußerst wichtiges Gespräch

Accompanying their exhibition „White Suprematism“ at Portikus (until until 20. November 2016) the artists are in conversation with Fabian Schöneich to talk about their work, their past, and their inspiration, while also showing some videos.

In more than 25 years of collaboration, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys have created a diverse body of work. For their exhibition at Portikus they show both small- and large-scale white-coated steel sculptures.

Once again, it is the terrifying and the banal nature of the everyday that the artists take as their subject. De Gruyter & Thys take up this development that (unconsciously) affects us all and, in this way, their works become a darker and more intense representation of everyday life. Their artistic approach is characterised by the tragicomic and the uncanny, as well as claustrophobic moments and situations, which assume a central role in their video works and performances, often resurface in their sculptures and drawings, and which are also recognizable in their site-specific installations.

Jos de Gruyter (b. 1965) and Harald Thys (b. 1966) live and work in Brussels. White Suprematism was initially presented at Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, April 15–May 29, 2016. The exhibition at Portikus functions as a continuation, including new works. Recent solo exhibitions include CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (2015), MoMA PS1 in New York (2015), Raven Row in London (2015), Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna (2014), and M HKA in Antwerp (2013).

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