Wir verheimlichen nichts /
Annette le Fort


Newspaper and Installation as part of the exhibition »Mode und Verzweiflung – Eine politische Modegeschichte der Zweiten Republik« at the MuseumsQuartier Vienna.


In Cooperation with Freiraum 21 /

Artist in Residence and the Universität für Angewandte Kunst Vienna, 2008.

Curators: Brigitte Felderer &
Eva Blimlinger

The significance of political dress codes, and the conscious or unintentional breaking of these codes, is the theme of the exhibition »Mode und Verzweiflung« (Fashion and Despair) in Vienna‘s Museumsquartier.


The newspaper project »Wir verheimlichen nichts« (We’re not hiding anything) works with newspaper images of politicians from the archives of the »Kurier«, one of Austria’s oldest newspapers. The archive photographs were used to produce a newspaper which the »Kurier« printed, and which was then exhibited as part of an installation in the MuseumsQuartier.


Visitors can take the newspaper with them. When opened up the newspaper is the size of a human body and shows a series of busts, sections of suits, shorts, or costume blouses, behind which – made anonymous by the cut outs – are the politicians. The reader’s own body, while vanishing behind the fully-opened newspaper, is added to by the images. The project plays with the idea of surfaces, layers, or »skins« which can define the ego afresh.