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Portikus Under Construction (3 DVD)

Portikus Under Construction (3 DVD) Helke Bayrle - Portikus Under Construction (3 DVD)
For many years now, Helke Bayrle has documented the activities of the Portikus. The result is a unique collection of artist portraits. Portikus Under Construction presents the last decade, edited backstage material that the viewer of the finished exhibitions never sees.
The Portikus is an exhibitions space that is associated with the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. A production site rather than a traditional gallery, it is an institution willing to redefine its basic parameters with every new project. Since the late 1980s, some 160 exhibitions and innumerable other events have been staged there, and with each project the space has changed. Sometimes it is a factory, sometimes a kitchen or a stage for gatherings and performances. Sometimes it is a classical white museum space, sometimes a cinema, a green house or a swimming pool. How can one portray an institution like this?
For many years now, Helke Bayrle—a film maker based in Frankfurt am Main—has documented the activities of the Portikus. The result is a unique collection of artist portraits. Portikus Under Construction presents the last decade, edited backstage material that the viewer of the finished exhibitions never sees. Some of the artists really like talking about what they do and about the significance of what they present, others prefer to simply work with the installation team and the curator. Helke Bayrle's unique material is very large and represents an important archive of contemporary exhibition making. These three discs present an edited version of the artist portraits. They give us a glimpse of each artist's work at the Portikus, and at the same time they offer a unique behind the scenes view of the activities at one of Europe's most lively experimental art institutions.
Exhibitions by Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Bonnie Camplin, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Chung Seoyoung, Peter Cook, Ben van Berkel & The Theatre of Immanence, Michael Beutler, e-flux Video Rental, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Spencer Finch, Ceal Floyer, Yona Friedman, Gilbert & George, Felix Gmelin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Judith Hopf, Pierre Huyghe, Inventory, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Gareth James, Friedrich Jürenson, Sejla Kameric, John Kelsey, Scott King, Michael Krebber, Koo Jeong-a, Louise Lawler, Mark Leckey, Pamela M. Lee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Rivane Neuenschwander, Henrik Olesen, Paulina Olowska, Yoko Ono, Philippe Parreno, Dan Perjovschi, Kirsten Pieroth, Paola Pivi, Marjetica Portrc, The Rausch Collection, Tobias Rehberger, Jason Rhoades, Matthew Ritchie, Martha Rosler, Tomas Saraceno, Sean Snyder, Frances Stark, Simon Starling, Josef Strau, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Salla Tykkä, Donald Urquhart, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Haegue Yang, Akram Zaatari.

See also Helke Bayrle : Portikus Under Construction1992-2016 (book).
Born 1941 in Torun (Poland), Helke Bayrle lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.
 
Edited by Daniel Birnbaum.
Interview by Sunah Choi.
 
published in 2009
bilingual edition (English / German)
14 x 18,5 cm (digipack)
3 video DVDs (PAL, 4:3, color, 80', 94', 62') + booklet (36 p., 13 b/w ill.)
 
25.00
 
ISBN : 978-1-933128-76-4
EAN : 9781933128764
 
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