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Event, 9 July 2022

Hassan Khan: The Infinite Hip-Hop Song Live!

Konzert, 9 July 2022, 21:30–22:45

Gasthof at Robert Johnson

Party, 7 July 2022, 22:00

MEDIUM RARE — Absolventenausstellung 2022

Exhibition, 2 – 17 July 2022

ALMOST ALIVE—Graduate Party

Event, 1 July 2022, 23:00

‘Absolventen’ prizes

Information, 1 – 10 July 2022

Asad Raza "Diversion" at Portikus

Exhibition, 25 June – 25 September 2022

Asad Raza: Metabolisms

Lecture, 21 June 2022, 19:00

Anthony Huberman: Bang on a Can

Lecture, 13 June 2022, 19:00

Sung Tieu: Ghosts In The Machine

Lecture, 7 June 2022, 19:00

Lecture: ruangrupa

Lecture, 31 May 2022, 19:00

Lecture: Neïl Beloufa

Lecture, 10 May 2022, 19:00

Lectures Summer Semester 2022

Lecture, 26 April – 28 June 2022, 19:00

Summer semester 2022

Information, 11 April – 15 July 2022

Daniel Birnbaum: Notes on the frames of art

Event, 10 April 2022, 15:00–17:00

Jochen Lempert at Portikus

Exhibition, 12 March – 5 June 2022

Winter Term break 2022

Information, 21 February – 10 April 2022

Rundgang Award Winners

Information, 18 – 20 February 2022

Judith Hopf Class: Grand Nizza Show

Class Project, 18 February – 11 March 2022

Rundgang 2022

Exhibition, 18 – 20 February 2022, 10:00–20:00

Pan Daijing

Online Lecture, 10 February 2022

Jordy Rosenberg: Lift Rift

Online Lecture, 2 February 2022

Ulrike Müller: Moving More Parts

Online Lecture, 25 January 2022

Park McArthur

Online Lecture, 18 January 2022

Sam Durant: Public Discourse?

Online Lecture, 11 January 2022

Jochen Lempert at Portikus

Exhibition12 March – 5 June 2022Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Poster Design: Roma PublicationsPoster Design: Roma Publications

Opening: Friday, March 11, 2022, 6–8 pm

The exhibition at Portikus is Jochen Lempert’s  (*1958) first solo show in Frankfurt. Since the 1990s, the Hamburg-based artist has been working with the medium of photography, whose premises he subtly explores and expands. In his black-and-white prints, which he presents unframed in space, multi-layered relationships emerge in a direct dialogue between diverse cultural techniques and surprising phenomena from flora and fauna.

His photographs are combined with the greatest care and arranged into “constellations”–multiple precisely composed images that the artist arranges in close coordination with the respective exhibition space and will now show on different levels at Portikus. While in the entrance gallery, the photographs are placed on the walls, the lower floor space features works in four custom-made vitrines that allow a different mode of viewing.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in close collaboration with the artist and Roma Publications in Amsterdam, distributed by Idea Books. Since the 1990s, Lempert has used the book itself as a classic medium for conveying knowledge, narration, and visual experiments. Jochen Lempert. Paare / Pairs contains, in addition to numerous photographs by the artist, an essay by Portikus Director Yasmil Raymond.

Curated by Yasmil Raymond with Deborah Müller

The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Marschner Stiftung, and Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. Additional support is provided by Städelschule Portikus e.V., ProjecteSD in Barcelona, and BQ in Berlin.

Special thanks to Rosario Aninat, Arhun Aksakal, Samuel K. Baah, Louisa Behr, Theresa Büchner, Mahmoud Tarek, Tornike Gognadze, Paul Haas, Aerin Hong, Mustafa Köyneksiz, Julian Krause, Sam Lasko, Line Lyhne, Tomás Maglione, francisco m.v., Rosa Nitzsche, Sebastian Peter, Gabriel Possamai, Deshaun Price, Sophia Scherer, Maximiliano Siñani, Hermansingh Lutchmun, Hilda Stammarnäs, Simon Shim Sutcliffe, Teodora Talhoș, Alex Thake, Ian Waelder, Ming Yuan, and Victor Zaiden.

Additional thanks to Liberty Adrien, Carina Bukuts, Claudia Famulok, Alexander Mayer, Mira Starke, Regine Steenbock, and Stefan Wieland. 

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