Portikus XXX: Summer screenings

Filmvorführung
Portikus XXX: Summer screenings
Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017, 21 Uhr, Portikus Maininsel

Filming Lack
Featuring videos by Martha Rosler and Thirteen Black Cats

What might a minor history of Portikus told through video look like? Helke Bayrle’s Portikus Under Construction gives this history its images, building an institutional memory and body of artworks out of what is almost always erased and obfuscated: work left outside of finalized and public-facing installations within the main gallery. Though the artworks in this screening program are by no means minor in and of themselves, they work outside of the limits of these artists’ previous contributions to the exhibitionary legacy of Portikus. Almost none of these films and videos have been shown within the galleries of Portikus before, yet they provide a vehicle for reflection through their addition and deviation.

In an effort to let these relations permeate the methods of this program, groupings of films and videos will together assert the value of lack, the uncertain, the secondary, the obscured, the forgotten, and the unclassifiable. This project attempts to build a minor history of Portikus, inspired by Bayrle, from these foggy positions.

Wednesday the 19th of July will be the first of a series of screenings at Portikus.
The dates for upcoming screenings will follow soon and for more information, please visit the webpage.

Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.
Eintritt frei.