Emerging from the eponymous exhibition at Portikus
in Frankfurt am Main, this catalogue reflects on the London exhibition space, Flaca, that Tom Humphreys organized between 2003 and 2007.
Tom Humphreys developed an exhibition that made no pretense to offer an illustrative or historically accurate representation of his activities at the time, instead turning the space into a distorted double set in the present. Humphreys is interested in questioning the activities of that time; some of the artists he invited for this exhibition, for instance, never showed at Flaca. As Christian Egger
writes in the catalogue: “Exhibiting there often meant that you could look with a fresh eye at the first solo shows in London of artists you'd only just seen at Flaca, and that was all really quite exciting, as though you were experiencing a little bit of what the mobile phone you'd brought along had gone through when you first scared it by charging it with island juice, there was somehow a different energy—a flirtation with malfunction.”
The catalogue compliments the energetic, engaged style embodied by both Flaca and the reflective exhibition.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Portikus
, Frankfurt am Main, in 2011.
Works by Will Benedict
, Michael Beutler
, Karla Black
, Henning Bohl
, Jana Euler, Ellen Gronemeyer, Claire Hooper, Tom Humphreys, Paul Lee, Laure Prouvost
, Nora Schultz
, Lucie Stahl
, Sue Tompkins, Alexander Wolff...