Opening exhibition of Katja Novitskova and of group show World of earth
05.06.2021
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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.

 

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