For HOT MESS, Mara Fortunatović presents the installation Pando, a discreet composition of suspended metal sticks.
Fortunatović’s often minimal oeuvre explores the tensions between materiality and immateriality, gesture and non-gesture, the visible and invisible. It is a conceptual and formal suspension which aims to create shadows of doubt in the viewer as a means of soliciting attention and inquiry. From puns to trompe l’oeil, Fortunatović’s titles and techniques flirt with both humour and art historical tropes.
Mara Fortunatović (b. 1987 in Paris) is a visual artist based between Paris and Berlin. She is a Beaux-Arts de Paris graduate (2013) and represented by Gilles Drouault, galerie/multiples (Paris) and Archiraar (Brussels). She has exhibited at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Friche Belle-de-Mai in Marseilles, and BOZAR in Brussels. Her project Fortunata (Quantitative Easing) received the Coup de Cœur award by Mécènes du Sud in 2019. In 2021, her work was presented at FIAC Paris and Art Cologne. Recent solo exhibitions include Archiraar Gallery, Brussels (2020) and Galerija Greta, Zagreb (2016), as well as collective presentations at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019), Art Rotterdam (2020), Luxembourg Art Week (2021), Hot Mess Berlin (2021), and most recently Nicoletti Gallery London and at the Drawing Now Art Fair Paris with Archiraar, Brussels.
Tubes, hooks, eyelets and cables in stainless steel, aluminum and brass