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View of “Anna K.E.,” 2011.

Anna K.E.

Figge von Rosen Galerie | Berlin

View of “Anna K.E.,” 2011.

“Gone Tomorrow”—the exhibition title alone says a lot. Only the future can determine what happens in the past. All the longing and nostalgia we project onto yesterday can come face-to-face with all the utopian ideas of a brighter—but why brighter?—tomorrow. Nowhere in the tradition of Western art has the idea of utopia been more concretely expressed than in the realm of architecture. From Claude-Nicolas Ledoux and Etienne-Louis Boullée at the time of the French Revolution to Le Corbusier, the ambassador of modernity, architecture has concerned itself with creating spaces for a better, brighter tomorrow. This is one vision of utopia: clearly structured, gravity-defying architecture that reaches for the sky and seems almost to hover at its edge. It is this vision that Anna K.E. pursues. The Tblisi, Georgia-born artist concluded her studies at the Kunst­akademie

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