Since 2006, the women’s artist collective FORT has been creating enigmatic and poetic spaces addressing contradictions in today’s consumer society. Five recent installations and performative interventions by the group—Alberta Niemann and Jenny Kropp, founded by Anna Jandt—provide an overview of the collective’s work since 2012 on the occasion of their exhibition at Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (2015). In works that often resemble readymades, FORT’s staged interventions and site-specific works critique social, political and economic events. In the installation Leck, they moved the complete interior of a bankrupt bank branch into the gallery, arranging the gutted and battered shelves as a reminder of one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in postwar Germany. An introductory essay by curator Lotte Dinse describes a variety of FORT’s projects and the ambiguities that arise when the original purpose of a place or object is altered by subtle intervention.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 x 12 1/4 inches / 168 pp / 65 color
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