The journal on operates as an extension of the exhibitions at Portikus themselves. A wide spectrum of contributions including essays, interviews, fictional writing or photo- and video-contributions provide a closer look on artistic interests and reflect on topics that concern our society, politics and culture.

In the Mood for Bengawan Solo

Paula Kommoss, Arin Rungjang

"Oh my god, this is another kind of code language!"

Amy Sillman, Bernard Vienat

A Narrative for the Body: Shahryar Nashat’s Present Sore

Isla Leaver-Yap, Shahryar Nashat, Fabian Schöneich

WE THE PEOPLE – Upholding Liberty

Cosima Anna Grosser

Portikus XXX Summer Screening Program

Levi Easterbrooks

Tails & Heads

Levi Easterbrooks, Janique Préjet Vigier

Mophradat’s Arts Fellows Program @ Portikus

Mophradat’s Arts Fellows program is a project initiated and supported by Mophradat, a non-profit contemporary arts association based in Brussels that creates opportunities for thinking, producing, and sharing among contemporary artists from the Arab world and their peers everywhere.

Portikus is an institution for contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main. Since its foundation in 1987 and as a fundamental element of the renowned art academy Städelschule, Portikus is dedicated to exhibit, publish and discuss young and emerging as well as established artists and their work.


In collaboration with Mophradat Portikus offers an eight-week part-time (3 days per week) paid training program for arts curators, managers, producers, and administrators of Arab origin living in Frankfurt.

Start and end date: September 1st – October 31th.

Application deadline: July 8, 2018

Please note that this opportunity is not a residency program for artists.


Applicants must have at least three years of experience as curators, managers, producers, and administrators in a field of contemporary arts (all disciplines are welcome).

Applicants must speak German and English and have basic computer skills.

Applicants must have been living in the region of Rhein-Main (around Frankfurt/ Offenbach/ Wiesbaden) of the program for at least one year.

Applicants must be from the Arab world or be of recent Arab origin.

Applicants must be available to commit themselves fully to the program from September 1, 2018.

Holding a degree in an arts discipline or related cultural field is preferred.

Students enrolled in undergraduate or Masters’ programs are not eligible to apply.


Applications must be submitted in German or English, include the following material, and be sent by email to Christina Lehnert ( no later than July 8, 2018.

A. CV/resume: Please list all educational and professional background, and include your name, home address, phone number, email, date and place of birth, and your citizenship.

B. Cover letter: In 500 words or less, please describe your past experience of working in the arts, and explain what skills and knowledge you expect to develop during this training period.

All applicants, whether selected or not, will receive a response to their applications. Selected applicants will be informed by August 6, 2018.

The Body, the Pedestal

Marina Rüdiger

H[gun shot]ow c[gun shot]an I f[gun shot]orget?

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Between Standstill and Movement

Malina Lauterbach, Maximilian Wahlich

Textile as a medium of contemporary art

Olga Inozemtceva

In Obscurity

Carina Bukuts