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Matthew Bown Gallery Turns Off Its Lights for New Exhibition

Russian architect and artist Alexander Brodsky whose Paper Architecture satirized the “all plans and no buildings” path to architectural celebrity.

Kant, in The End of All Things, suggested
that the imagination is more active in darkness than light. In the
noire et pourtant lumineuse, Baudelaire’s description of his lover is
applied to
the space of the Matthew Bown Gallery, which will be blacked-out for the

duration of the show. The exhibition presents work by four artists –
Brisolla (Berlin), Alexander Brodsky (Moscow), Gunda Förster (Berlin)
and Katie
Paterson (London) – which explore our experience of darkness. On
through 26 May.