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  • Asad Raza, Diversion, 2022, mixed media, dimensions variable. Photo: Diana Pfammatter.

    Asad Raza, Diversion, 2022, mixed media, dimensions variable. Photo: Diana Pfammatter.

    Asad Raza

    Portikus

    For Asad Raza, who thinks of exhibitions as “metabolic” situations, a river is an obvious material for artmaking, just like other dynamic processes and systems that have featured in his work, such as a forest, soil, schools, or a game of tennis. So when commissioned by Portikus curators Liberty Adrien and Carina Bukuts to make an exhibition there, the New York–based artist embraced the institution’s unique setting on a small island in Frankfurt’s Main River to redirect a current of water through the space for his show “Diversion.” Pumped through a pipe system, the water entered the tall, narrow

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