We invite you to spend a day with Ulla von Brandenburg. Visit the artist’s studio in Paris and learn more about her studies, the evolution of her work from theatre set designs to art and the importance of films, texts and history in her artistic practice. She chose to take us to the the Musee Gustave Moreau and Palais de Tokyo.
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Image: © Jan Northoff Photography
Born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, Ulla von Brandenburg lives and works in Paris. Her work is characterised by the diversity in the media she uses, which in turn translates into a thematic concentration. Certain motifs appear in different contexts, performances reger back to ideas in wall paintings, drawings prove themselves to be preliminary studies for films, and the props in films become objects in their own right. Her idea of carnival as a legitimate transgression of social order meets with the notion of mask as a desire for new identity and the confusion of reality and appearance in theatrical stagings.
Her work is present, among others, by the following institutions: Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fisher Landau Center For Art, Long Island, NY; Tate Modern, London; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin; FRAC Piemonte, Turin; FNAC, Paris-La defense; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, Paris; FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris; FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou. Recent solo exhibitions: Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2020); Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2019); MRAC, Sérignan (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Musée des Beaux Arts de Rennes, Rennes (2017); Centro Cultural Nestor Kirchner, Buenos Aires (2017); Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL (2016); MAMCO, Geneva; Kunstverein, Hannover (2014); Art : Concept, Paris; Secession, Vienna (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012-2013); Le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France, Paris (2011); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008). She is represented by Art : Concept à Paris.
A DAY WITH
A DAY WITH is a series of interviews with artists based in Paris that offer to discover their artistic practice and inspirations.