12 gestures by Anna Fabricius

19/04/2023 - 20/05/2023

Tobe Gallery 
Bródy Sándor u. 36 
1088 Budapest


 Fabricius Anna's exhibition '12 Gestures' explores the faith in a bright future through large-scale landscapes and portraits. Her utopian/dystopian landscapes capture the ruins of places and spaces designed for the positive rituals of the (now present) future. Built in the 1970s, the futuristic building complex offered mobility, community togetherness and a high life for the Taiwanese elite, whose brief heyday was ended by the oil crisis. The images of the abandoned living spaces on the exhibition wall place the black-and-white portraits into a negative force field. These portraits display present tense gestures of a desired future. How do they see themselves 10 years from now? Their gestures incorporate the function of hope and orientation, depicting the most idealistic and favourable scenario in a single gesture. But can you call a gesture utopian? These utopias of unlimited possibilities are paralysed by the accelerating changes and crises of our world.