For the second time since the opening of the exhibition, Nora Schultz will present a performance. She activates the "Portikus Printing Plant" in order to produce additional prints to be displayed in a new exhibition layout. The exhibition continues to change and evolve during its course, which further underlines the artist's interest in visualizing production processes.
Nora Schultz’s show is the first solo exhibition to occupy the lower as well as the temporary upper floor at Portikus. She uses the duality within the space to develop parallel production cycles composed of sculptural sound works and printing installations that repeatedly intersect over the course of the show. Schultz’s work examines the genesis of pictorial representation and production as an artistic dynamic. She is less interested in the finished work than in how images and objects come into being and in the physical traces that process leaves behind. The actualities of production accordingly play a central role in her prints, printing machines, installations, and performances; process always remains legible.
Nora Schultz (1975) was born in Frankfurt and lives in Berlin. From 1998 to 2005, she was studying at the Städelschule with Christa Näher and then in the class of Mark Leckey. 2011 she was awarded the scholarship Villa Romana in Florence. Some exhibitions: Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMA; Flaca/Tom Humphreys, Portikus (2011); Non-Solo Show, Non-group Show, Kunsthalle Zürich; Nora Schultz, Reena Spaulings (2008); The Metal Magazine, Galerie Meerrettich (2006).