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That Which Has Gone Before

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The exhibition Vorangegangenheit (Previousness) continues at Cologne’s M29 Gallery until 24 June 2017, featuring works by Annette Kisling and Katharina Jahnke.

In her work, photographer Annette Kisling investigates the correlation between architecture, nature and society – observing and recording the alterations that arise out of these connections. She captures details and compositions, while seeking out temporal references and allusions. For her long-term project Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) the photographer continuously returned to the same location over a period of several years. From 2012 to 2017, she created an extensive series of colour images documenting the innovative architecture of Bruno Taut.

At the heart of the project is the Onkel Toms Hütte housing development in Berlin, built between 1926 and 1932. The series emphasises not only the distinctive use of colour in Bruno Taut’s architecture, but also the application of colour in photography – highlighting that both the depiction and the perception of colour are always subjective.

Katharina Jahnke’s installation consists of lines and panels of fabric which seem illusive, almost virtual in their fragility. The space is divided by apparently cursory architectonic symbols, which at the same time serve as indicators of time, predetermining possible directions as well as limitations. The installation is surrounded by a series of watercolour paintings taken from the artist’s ongoing series 50 Ways to Wait.

For further information visit Galerie M29

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