until 19.12. | #2907ARTatBerlin | Galerie Eigenheim presents from 7th November 2020 the Solo Show AND WHAT IF I DON`T? by the artist Frederik Foert.
In the exhibition and what if I don’t Frederik Foert shows new photographs, installations, collages, films and objects. Building on quotes from the history of art and culture, he develops his own profound and humorous references, which inspire reflection and contemplation. The title and what if I don’t is similar to an open narrative and deals with Foert’s mysterious and hidden messages. For often he does not make it easy for us, often he denies us a clear and one-dimensional access and thus stimulates our fantasy. In his kinetic constructions he detaches the objects he uses from their everyday order and functional contexts and puts them into new relationships, in his objects composed of ready-mades he brings to light both individual and collective memories, his photographs show curious everyday states and the collages refer to high and pop culture – the ingenuity and inventiveness of Frederik Foert develops a great narrative potential in the viewer as he leaves room for his own readability. In this way Foert’s art becomes a playful walk through one’s own self.
Frederik Foert, born in Munich in 1971, grew up in Bamberg, Bavaria / 1994 studies at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, Halle/Saale, with Prof. Una H. Moehrke / 1996 studies at the Academy of Art in Münster with Prof. Timm Ulrichs / studies of philosophy at the Westphalian Wilhelms University, Münster / 2000 master student with Prof. Una H. Moehrke Timm Ulrichs Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture/Total Art) / 2000 foundation of Felixleiter – Raum für Kunst, Berlin / 2006 foundation of Galerie Frederik Foert, Berlin / since 2011 regular working stays in Vienna, Austria / since 2012 regular working stays in Beijing, China / since 2015 guest lecturer at the College for Art and Design of the Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China / lecturer at BAI Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany / since 2016 lecturer at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf / lives and works in Berlin, Vienna and Beijing.
Mutation on the Bounty
Animated sculptures form the core of Frederik Foert’s work. As kinetic constructions of everyday objects they let things speak that everyone knows or believes to know. By removing them from their everyday order and functional contexts and reassembling them anew, the artist reveals their great narrative potential. The stories emerge when viewed: through association with individual experiences – through references to high and pop culture – but also with collective experiences. This sampling technique is used to create not only kinetic objects but also room installations, videos, animated films, photographs, drawings and collages.
The simplicity of the construction is important to him. His sculptures are temporary construction kits, each object can be returned to its familiar environment.
Awards and scholarships
2019 – Schöppingen Artists’ Village Foundation, NRW, Germany
2017 – Working scholarship from the Art Fund Foundation, Bonn, Germany
2014 – Schöppingen Artists’ Village Foundation, NRW, Germany
2012 – Grey House Residency, HUB, Beijing, China
1999 – Award of the Academy of Arts Münster, Germany
1998 – Tintin – Prize, Münster, Germany
Vernissage: Saturday, 7 November 2020 from 2:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 7 November to Saturday, 19 December 2020, Tue – Sat. 2 – 7 (currently 5 guests allowed in the gallery, please be prepared for a short waiting period if necessary)T the Gallery
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