Michael Portnoy

URGENT, a new fashion line by artist, performer and director of behaviour Michael Portnoy, is launching at Wilfried Lentz with the Summer 2020 collection of ugly and ridiculously expensive ceramic Tactical Trainers, upper-body-sized Felt Emblem Necklaces, and White Mutes.

The launch party takes place on Friday 24 January from 6–9pm. The exhibition runs till 29 February.

Michael Portnoy’s practice spans dance-theater, vocal power-tools, Relational Stalinism, reptangles, abstract gambling, the improvement of biennials, and Icelandic cockroach porn. His art circles the rules of play and communication – language itself playing a crucial role in the works.

Recent shows and performances by Michael Portnoy includes venues as Steirische Herbst in Graz; Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne; Liverpool Biennial; Witte de With, Rotterdam; KW in Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Nuit Blanche, Paris; The Kitchen, New York; Palais de Tokyo in Paris; the 11th Baltic Triennial; dOCUMENTA(13); De Appel, Amsterdam; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp and Performa New York.

Our show coincides with Michael Portnoy’s soloshow Progressive Touch at De Vleeshal in Middelburg (NL). Please click here for more info. Michael Portnoy will also particpate at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 with screenings of Progressive Touch in the weekend after our opening.

Please note: Extended opening times during Rotterdam Art Week: Wednesday and Thursday 6-7 February from 10am – 7pm. Subsequently, the gallery is open as usual, Thursday through Saturday from 2pm–6pm and by appointment.
For information and visuals, please contact the gallery: office@wilfriedlentz.com or + 31653446524.