Portikus Under Construction
The Portikus is a public exhibition space associated with the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. A production site rather than a traditional gallery, it is an institution willing to redefine its basic parameters with every new project it hosts. Since the late 1980s, some 160 exhibitions and innumerable other events have been staged at the alternative museum space. For the last decade, Frankfurtibased filmmaker Haelke Bayrle has been documenting its numerous events; now, via this three-DVD set, everyone can go backstage and experience never-before-seen footage ranging from initial installations to actual performances. An unprecedented archive of over 60 featured artists including Jason Rhoades, Wolfgang Tillmans, Louise Lawler, Yoko Ono and many more.
5 1/2x 7 1/2 inches / 36 pp / 13 b/w
DVD I: 2001-03, 19 videos, 80 min
DVD II: 2004-06, 21 videos, 94 min
DVD III: 2007-08, 13 videos, 62 min
Retail Price: $29.95