untitled, 2001 (demo station no. 1)
04/07/01 - 05/20/01
Rirkrit Tiravanija himself describes his sculptures and installations as models. Tiravanija almost always creates stages, platforms or spaces that can be understood as offers to the exhibition visitor. In 1996, for example, he built a true-to-scale replica of his New York apartment in the Kölnische Kunstverein which could be inhabited around the clock during the course of the exhibition. At the Kunsthalle St. Gallen, he installed a sound studio which was made available to local music groups as a practice room. With his works, Tiravanija merely makes suggestions that can be adopted but also altered or further developed.
For his exhibition at Portikus, Rirkit Tiravanija plans a situation-specific spatial installation. The skylight and the floor of the hall which were redesigned by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset for the previous exhibition will be kept the way they are. Tiravanija's installations include a large stage platform intended for various projects and activities. During the entire period of the exhibition, there will be, among other things, regular concerts, readings and workshops; an editorial office for a magazine will be set up, as well as a bar.
All activities within Tiravanija's exhibition at Portikus will be broadcasted live by the online channel
"o Ver Channel" and can be followed and commented on via the link www.superchannel.org. "o Ver Channel" is the online platform of "o Ver Magazine" which is published by Rirkit Tiravanija and the Namdee Publishing Station in Bangkok. The "o Ver Magazine" and the "o Ver Channel" are offers, too. They constitute an international forum for artistic and documentary contributions of various interests.
Through the planned activities as well as the live broadcasting with the possibility of making immediate comments, but also through the integration of the already existing spatial installation by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, the neutrality of the institutional exhibition space and the social function of Portikus beyond the conventional opening will be examined anew.
Rirkrit Tiravanija (born 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works, among other places, in Bangkok, Berlin and New York. He will begin a one-year visiting professorship at the Städelschule this summer semester.
every thursday at 8 p.m.
every wednesday at 8 p.m.
every saturday at 4 p.m.
with Kerstin Antlitz, Anselm Baumann, Anna Berger, Sung-Hyung Cho, Sun-Ah Choi, Kerstin Cmelka, Gunther Deller, Conny Dollacker, Johannes Ebert, Isabelle Fein, Claus Feldmann, Christina Föllmer, Jörg Franzmann, Jan Daniel Fritz, Natalie Gray, Wiebke Grösch & Frank Metzger, Gabi Haselmeier, Sylvie Hohlbaum, Oliver Husain, Sebastian Kahrs, Julia Kaman, C.O. Raul Kauke, Viola Klein, Michael Klöfkorn, Thomas Kober, Daniel Kohl, Thilo Kraft, Mark Liedtke, Denis März, Ursel Maurer, Domingo Molina-Cortez, Tina Morhardt, Julia Müller, Julia Oschatz, Anny & Sibel Öztürk, Jeanette Petri, Michael Pfrommer, Bianca Rampas, Mandla Reuter, Claus Richter, Jörg Ritter, Betty Rothe, Götz Schauder, Martin Schwember, Mario Stahn, Markus Szikszay, Bernd Thiele, Nina Tobien, Sonja Umstätter, Claus Wäldele, Claudia Weber, Claus Withopf and others.
UDO KITTELMANN vs. DANIEL BIRNBAUM
wednesday, april 11th at 8 p.m.
DJ DANIEL HAAKSMAN
thursday, april 12th at 10 p.m.
THOMAS BAYRLE vs. RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA
wednesday, april 18th at 8 p.m.
HELLEN KLEINE presents URBAN COMFORT WEAR
thursday, april 19th at 9 p.m.
RANDOM.INC & M.R.I.
forcetrack - mille plateau
wednesday, april 25th at 9 p.m.
AYSE ERKMEN vs. KASPER KÖNIG
wednesday, april 25th at 8 p.m.
special cooking battle & party
GLASGOW vs. FRANKFURT
sunday, april 29th at 6 p.m.
MONIKA SCHWITTE vs. JASON RHOADES
wednesday, may 2th at 8 p.m.
special film presentation & bar
hosted by BERNHARD SCHREINER
saturday, may 5th at 6 p.m.
TOBIAS REHBERGER & CHRISTIAN ZICKLER vs.
SEBASTIAN STÖHRER & PHILLIP ZAISER
wednesday, may 9th at 8 p.m.
PLEX feat. Anja Choska & Matthias Vatter in concert
wednesday, may 9th at 9 p.m.
PERFORMANCE RESEARCH NO.3
thursday, may 10th at 9 p.m.
VIVIENNE in concert
wednesday, may 16th at 9 p.m.
FRANKFURTER KUNSTVEREIN vs. PORTIKUS
wednesday, may 16th at 8 p.m.
seminar on the
WHITE CUBE AND CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION MODELS
hosted by REBECCA GORDON NESBITT &
NIFCA (nordic institute for contemporary art)
with MICHAEL ELMGREEN & INGAR DRAGSET,
DANIEL BIRNBAUM, RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA,
HANS ULRICH OBRIST, VANESSA MÜLLERE and others
friday, may 18th at 3 p.m.
music & fashion
DON´T OVERALL PROJECT NO. 2
DIGITAL EDGE in concert
thursday, may 17th at 9 p.m.
all activities can be viewed at
o VER CHANNEL via link at HTTP://WWW.SUPERCHANNEL.ORG