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REVIEWS

FRANKFURT

Portikus

Alia Farid

In Lieu of What Was

Installation view of ALIA FARID’s “In Lieu of What Was,” at Portikus, Frankfurt, 2019. 

Photo by Diana Pfammatter. Courtesy the artist.

As teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg sailed across the North Atlantic Ocean to the United Nations Climate Action summit on a zero-emissions yacht, and the burning Amazon forest dominated news headlines in August, the climate crisis loomed large in global political and social arenas. A small exhibition at Portikus in Frankfurt, offered another glimpse into the dire environmental consequences of unchecked human

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