Pope L. "Misconceptions" at Portikus

Exhibition, 8 September – 21 November 2021

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Final Reviews Architecture Class

Event, 9 – 10 September 2021, 17:00–21:30

THE WHISTLE—Absolventenausstellung 2021

Exhibition, 3 – 19 September 2021

Daniel Lie: Rotten Energy

Online Lecture, 24 June 2021, 19:00

Eyal Weizman: Cloud Studies

Online Lecture, 1 June 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Lecture, 6 May 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Lecture, 20 April 2021, 19:00

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19 – 21 February 2021, 18:00–19:00

Willem de Rooij Class: Raum I7

Class Project, 19 February 2021


Event, 19 – 21 February 2021, 16:00–20:00

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Lecture, 16 February 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Lecture, 4 February 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Lecture, 28 January 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Lecture, 21 January 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Lecture, 19 January 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Lecture, 12 January 2021, 19:00

Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture18 May 2021, 19:00online
Bildcredit: Ellie Ga, Gyres 1-3, 2019, Filmstill, photo: Courtesy of the artistBildcredit: Ellie Ga, Gyres 1-3, 2019, Filmstill, photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ellie Ga’s talk explores the role of the artist as a “conceptual archaeologist”. She uses her most recent video work Gyres 1-3 (2019) as a springboard to talk about her methods of shifting through conversations, images, histories and archives, uncovering fragments of the overlooked and the mistranslated. Through a selection of works from the past decade the Ga wants to explore unexpected connections and enable metaphors to emerge as she tries to find her way. The main focus lies on clips from the works Strophe, A turning (2017) and the series The Fortunetellers (2011) and Square Octagon Circle (2012-2015).

Ellie Ga is a New York-born, Stockholm-based, artist and writer whose immersive, wide-ranging investigations include the submerged ruins of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria (Square Octagon Circle, 2012-2015) and the charting of the quotidian in the frozen reaches of the Arctic Ocean (The Fortunetellers, 2007-2011). The use of messages in bottles, both as a tool for studying the oceans and a metaphor for exile, is the subject of the video installation Strophe, A Turning (2017). Her video installation Gyres 1-3 (2019) explores the form of a gyre: a spiraling current on the ocean’s surface that circulates debris and casts it ashore.

Throughout Ga’s video installations, performances and books, Ga’s intertwines extensive research with first-hand experiences. An important metaphor is the concept of drift and its manifestation across disciplines of thought and as well as ways of approaching narrative forms.

Ga is the author of Square Octagon Circle (Siglio Press, New York) and Three Arctic Booklets (Ugly Duckling Presse). From 2014-2017 she received a Swedish Research Council artistic research grant. Gyres 1-3 was produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. She is a co-founder of the publishing press Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn, New York.


The lecture will be held in English language.

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