Frankfurt/Main

Germany



Address:
Alte Bruecke 2 Maininsel

60594
Phone: +49 69 962 44 54-0
Fax: +49 69 962 44 54-24
Website: http://www.portikus.de

Portikus

Portikus is an exhibition hall for contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main. Its name derives from the surviving portico of the Stadtbibliothek (public library) from 1825 that was destroyed during World War II. In 1987, the vestige of this classical building once again fulfilled its architectural function as a facade when the Frankfurt-based architects Marie-Theres Deutsch and Klaus Dreissigacker built a simple but precise white cube: the Portikus gallery. As well as presenting current work from internationally renowned artists, Portikus showcases important young perspectives from around the world.

Due to the reconstruction of the former public library in 2003, after 16 years and more than 100 exhibitions, Portikus moved into the ground floor of the historical building known as the Leinwandhaus. This temporary location was designed with the artist Tobias Rehberger (*1964). Rehberger developed a spatial concept which, through the introduction of various modular elements such as platforms and boxes, allowed the integration of the gallery, office, reading area and storage space into a large and rustic hall. In collaboration with the Zumtobel Staff, the artist Olafur Eliasson (*1967) designed the lighting of the exhibition space. Until the beginning of 2006, the exhibition program will continue in this space under the name 'Portikus im Leinwandhaus'.

"Now the time has come for the institution's third phase. In April 2006 Portikus moved to a new space, designed by Frankfurt architect Christoph Maeckler. The new building is located on a small island in the river Main at the very centre of the city. Olafur Eliasson has realized a light installation lo... [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

http://www.portikus.de/Current.html

JUDITH HOPF AND HENRIK OLESEN
DOORS

Opening: March 30, 2007, 8pm
Exhibition on view March 31, 2007 - May 13, 2007

Doors, an exhibition at the Portikus, shows a collaborative project developed by Judith Hopf and Henrik Olesen. Doors offers passageways, entrances and exits, detours and culdesacs, and repeatedly asks the viewer to come to a new decision. The different possibilities of actionopening doors, moving (backward) in spaceengender new spatial constellations. They affect what is behind, what remains initially hidden from view, and necessitate unforeseen changes in direction and sidestepping gestures. This sculptural space, conceived as a model and designed in the manner of a stage setting, at once also presents an exaggerated delineation of social patterns, in which limitations, compulsions, contradictions and strictures, but also possibilities for decisions emerge into view.

images:
http://www.portikus.de/ArchivA0146.html

OLAFUR ELIASSON
LIGHT LAB, 2006/2007

Olafur Eliasson's (born in 1967 in Copenhagen) project 'light lab', extending over two years, consists of 12 different installations. Even before the actual move of Portikus into its new domicile, Eliasson presented the first work of the series - an arc of orange light ('light lab, test 1') in April 2006 one month before the first exhibition was opened on May 5th displaying works of Marjetica Potrc and Tomas Saraceno. However, the work itself is invisible from the inside of the building - it is only after dawn and through the northern side of the roof, which is fully glazed, that it can be viewed. Currently, Eliasson is presenting a crescent ('light lab,...+ [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

All exhibitions alphabetically:

http://www.portikus.de/ExhibitionsArtist.html


Forthcoming exhibitions

PAULINA OLOWSKA
SALTY WATER
05/26/07 - 07/01/07
OPENING: 05/25/07 AT 8PM

BONNIE CAMPLIN
WHAT OF SALTY WATER
05/26/07 - 07/01/07
OPENING: 05/25/07 AT 8PM

IT TAKES SOMETHING TO MAKE SOMETHING
DIE SAMMLUNG RAUSCH
07/14/07 - SEPTEMBER 07
OPENING: 07/13/07 AT 8PM


Cost

ADMISSION FREE


Opening hours

OPENING HOURS
Tuesday - Sunday
Wednesday
Monday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
closed

also closed during exhibition constructions.


Getting there

From the airport: all S-bahn trains in the direction of the City, stop Konstablerwache

From the main station: U-bahn No. 4,5, stop Roemer

Bus: 30/36, stop Schoene Ausicht

Parking: Roemer Garage, Sachsenhausen Garage




Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Membership

Portikus e.V.


Sponsorship

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung
Amt fuer Wissenschaft und Kunst, Frankfurt
Art Frankfurt
Arts Council Korea
Bankhaus Metzler, Frankfurt
Bloomberg
The British Council
Bureau des Arts Plastiques in Deutschland - Franzoesische Botschaft
DG Bank Kunstfoerderung
DMC Dresdner Management Consult GmbH
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Deutsche Bank Stiftung
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zuerich
Galerie Hayakawa Marataka, Tokyo
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
The Henry Moore Foundation
Hessische Kulturstiftung, Wiesbaden
Iaspis, Stockholm
ifa Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen
IG Metall, Frankfurt
KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft im Bundesverband der
Deutschen Industrie e.V., Berlin
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Kunstfonds e.V. Bonn
Kunststyrelsen, Kopenhagen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
nifca, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Norbert Dieter Malermeister GmbH
Polnisches Kulturministerium, Warschau
Pro Helvetia
Ritter Sport
Schroders Private Bank
Siteco Beleuchtungstechnik GmbH
Stiftung Erna und Kurt Burgauer
Stiftungsfond der Dresdner Bank im Stifterverband
fuer die deutsche Wissenschaft
Treuhandverwaltung IGEMET GmbH
Portikus e.V.
Tiscali Business GmbH