On Saturday the 5th of June the Kunstfort opens the doors again with two new exhibitions.
In the metal Genieloods the Kunstfort presents a new solo exhibition of Katja Novitskova. Here Katja’s critical view of past, present, and future—inside and outside the art world—takes as its starting point a publicly available “protein data bank” that consists of more than 10,000 images of proteins and viruses found in the human body. In her latest exhibition, Katja complicates the relationship between organism, design, and capital. She processes her reflections on biodiversity, organic design, bio-databases, and hybrid molecular structures into an installation with hanging objects and new video work in the Kunstfort’s weapons arsenal.
In the historic fort building the Kunstfort presents a sculpture exhibition. The intriguing work of Carel Visser, Agata Ingarden and Ad de Jong comes together in the concrete architecture. The reuse of everyday objects and the tension between symbolic and direct charge of industrial and natural materials is a common thread in the exhibition.
This exhibition shows work by three sculpture makers from three different generations. Carel Visser (Netherlands, 1928-2015) was a visionary post-war sculptor who worked with sculpture, drawings and collages. The Kunstfort displays imaginative sculptures with combinations of discarded and natural materials from his later period. Ad de Jong (Netherlands, 1953) makes installations from epoxy resin. Because of their shape, color and material, his dynamic works are in the middle between “alien” and organic, which he continues in a new temporary sculpture in the outdoor space of the fort island. In Agata Ingardens (Poland, 1994) images merge nature and non-nature, investigating themes of decay, commodity and industrialization.