Exhibitions - Portikus

Exhibitions - Portikus



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.


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, test 8').

images: http://www.portikus.de/ArchivA0140a.html


The participating certificate was initiated on the occasion of the 100th Portikus exhibition. One hundred artists who had been exhibiting at Portikus since 1987 were asked each to design 10 of those participating certificates. Each certificate was numbered between 1 and 1000, and the idea was, that they were sold by order following those numbers. This meant that one person could order a certificate for Euro 500,-, but without having an idea who the artist was. It was by complete chance whether you would receive a print by Sigmar Polke, a drawing by Lawrence Weiner or Ellsworth Kelly, a photo by Candida Hoefer or Andreas Gursky, a work by Gerhard Richter, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ayse Erkmen, Sol LeWitt, Hanne Darboven etc. During the project we sold about 650 of those participating certificates.

Images of available sets

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