Portikus, Frankfurt

Tarik Kiswanson | A Century

08.06.–08.09.2024

Delving into both biographical and collective history, in the exhibition A Century, Tarik Kiswanson unearths the complexities of historical events of the last hundred years of war, destruction and regeneration and how these resonate across generations and geographies. His  practice spans media ranging from sculpture to drawing and film, and from sound and spatial interventions to poetry. Across various corpus, each work serves as a vessel that carries intricate narratives and transports traces of the past and the present.

Composed of a series of recently conceived sculptures, Kiswanson’s exhibition unfolds in separate chambers formed by two high walls that divide the main gallery of Portikus.

www.portikus.de/en/exhibitions/237_a_century

Installation Views

  • Tarik Kiswanson, A Century, walking sticks, 100 x 150 x 100 cm
    Exhibition view at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2024
    Photo © Wolfgang Günzel

  • Tarik Kiswanson, The Rupture, 2024. Resin, British imperial pen, black ink, 46 x 28 x 11,5 cm
    Exhibition view at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2024
    Photo © Wolfgang Günzel

  • Tarik Kiswanson, Foresight, 2024. George Nakashima’s chair and Adolf Schneck’s chair, 91,5 x 72,7 x 50,9 cm.
    Exhibition view at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2024
    Photo © Wolfgang Günzel