Portikus opens with an exhibition of Dieter Roth (1930-1998): published and unpublished works. Books by Dieter Roth and publications of his publishing-house are exhibited. A random selection of original contributions from the last three issues of "Zeitschrift für Alles" (ZFA) is shown.

During the exhibition, the "Frankfurter Bilderbogen" ("Frankfurt Pictorial Broadsheet") is created, a photocopy-book to which the visitors of the first Portikus exhibition are invited to make contributions on site. More than 200 books from 1953-1987, a selection of "Flacher Abfall" ("Flat Waste"), and works from Dieter Roth's studio are shown.