Modern megacities tend to grow feverishly, in both horizontal and vertical directions. Nothing documents this tumultuous mechanism and the social explosive power of the present more accurately than its architecture. Cities are an expression of constant movement in the competition between change and stability. They change constantly through a process of confrontations and contradictions. Ideally, they are an open, fluid system, in any case complex challenges.
After producing work on Cairo and Berlin, Claudia von Funcke imagines in this exhibition a fictional urban development of London, whereby she shows its disruptive totality and constant vibration. With a walk-in video installation, photographs and “spatial folds” in metal and paper, the artist explores new approaches to urbanization and reflects the city as a utopian montage space.
August 11 – Oktober 7, 2018