“House of Commons” is a constantly changing exhibition that recently opened at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The show arose as a response to the political events of recent months in Europe and the United States. In this conversation piece, Vivien Trommer (co-curator and Kadist Curatorial Fellow) and Viktoria Draganova extend the topics addressed in the show to a more general discussion on where art and politics meet, whether it is possible to reinvent the audience, and what are the demands on art institutions today. Certainly, all big questions at the end of a turbulent year.
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY BIANCA BALDI
28 OCTOBER – 11 DECEMBER 2016
Breath inhabits the body. Through breathing, imaginary beings and spirits followed by images, words and ideas move in and out of the body. These can give life, but can also lead to demonic possessions.
STATES OF FLUX
THE SUNNIEST BEACH (1). AFTER THE SPLASH (2). THE SANGUINE (3). THE TOKEN (4).
FOUR-PART EXHIBITION AT DIFFERENT VENUES
27 AUGUST – 16 OCTOBER 2016
States of Flux evolves around four sites as its decentred stages: a hotel in the tourist resort Sunny Beach on the Black Sea; the rooftop premises of Swimming Pool in Sofia, with an empty pool; a hot spring in a mountain village near the city; and, far from the South of Europe, a self-service laundry in Frankfurt am Main. These semi-public places form the spine of an imaginary geography of flux.
AN EXHIBITION WITH JACK BRENNAN, CHARLIE FROUD, OLGA PEDAN
8 APRIL – 15 MAY 2016
Things. Nice Things. Decorations. Trinkets. Tchotchki. What is it about objects?