previews

Frankfurt

Manfred Pernice

Portikus
Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel
March 11–April 30

Inasmuch as Manfred Pernice frequently prepares site-specific installations involving containers of various types, he should enjoy Portikus—essentially a giant drum behind an ornate entryway, the sole surviving part of the Neoclassical budding shelled during World War II. For some time the enclosure and encompassing of space has been a leitmotiv in the German artist's work, and the Frankfurt show will feature his recent sculptural pieces, constructed from large barrels and canisters, as well as photos and drawings. In conjunction with the exhibition, a catalogue/artist's book (a collaboration between Pernice and curator Angelika Nollert) will be published.

Translated from German by Elizabeth Felicella.