Portikus turns into a Camera Obscura
Deutsche Bank Stiftung Supports Extraordinary
||A plane will be lodged in the Portikus
attic to be seen across the river. In daylight the object will be
transformed into an image through the very fragile and the most minute
effects of optical lenses and mirrors, so that it appears in the main
exhibition space. Michael Stevenson conceived this project titled A Life of Crudity, Vulgarity, and Blindness especially for the Portikus. The exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank Stiftung.
The New Zealand Artist re-constructs objects and renders images which
draw, by means of allegory, upon his long-standing fascination with
island states. For Portikus—based on an island in the river
Main—Stevenson applies his astute visual thinking, site-specific
approach and propensity for the absurdly ambitious to create an
extraordinary viewing experience on Frankfurt’s Maininsel. He will
transform the entire building into a large camera obscura to produce an image ‘in-flight’.
The Portikus is an exhibition hall for
contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main. As well as presenting current
work from internationally renowned artists, Portikus showcases
important young perspectives from around the world. The Portikus is
supported by the Deutsche Bank Stiftung, which has been funding
projects at the exhibition hall on a regular basis since 1999.
A Life of Crudity, Vulgarity, and Blindness
September 29–December 2, 2012
Tuesday–Sunday, from 10am until sunset.
Opening: Friday, September 28, from 1pm until 6pm
Celebration with Sound Performance by Alan B. Brock-Richmond from 8pm
Please note that due to the nature of Michael Stevenson’s installation, Portikus will be open during daylight hours only.