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Portikus turns into a Camera Obscura
Deutsche Bank Stiftung Supports Extraordinary
Exhibition Project

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.

Michael Stevenson
A Life of Crudity, Vulgarity, and Blindness

September 29–December 2, 2012
Tuesday–Sunday, from 10am until sunset.
Portikus, Frankfurt

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.

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