Ulla von Brandenburg, ''Das Was Ist''

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

In the entrance hall of the Palais de Tokyo, the visitors are welcomed by a vast installation of painted Crossing curtains made of ASC - Sceno 600 cm, colour 00. natural.
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The curtains with flat making have a large circular hole in the center and their arrangement in succession creates a visual result that recalls the blades of an iris diaphragm.The public will have the impression ...
... of being faced with gigantic optical devices awaiting them.And, as often happens in the work of Ulla von Brandenburg, the public is invited to enter the exhibited works, to cross the thresholds materialized by means of large fabric sheets.
This preparatory passage, a breaking of the fourth wall that opens and fantasizes in the direction of the exhibition, offers a first immersion in the colour.A reflection on the nature and fragility of the material but also on its ability to immediately evoke a universe, false or real.
The reverse of Ulla von Brandenburg's curtains is as essential as their front, which exists precisely because its opposite also exists.
''The fabric allows me to camouflage, to hide, to dress the white cube of the museum and through that to change the systems of values ​​and the structures of thought.''
''I use the fabrics to create spaces where one can pretend to be elsewhere, to fall, in a manner of speaking, into other worlds.''
''In a space where curtains are suspended, the separation between inside and outside, or between different worlds, becomes blurred. And this inaccuracy leads one to wonder where we are.''
The work of Ulla von Brandenburg (Karlsruhe, 1974) is inspired by literature, theater and psychoanalysis.
She uses a wide variety of media and techniques, including video, performance, theater, mural painting, drawing] or fabric layouts.
21/02/2020 - 13/09/2020

Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

Frontward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

Rearward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

Swag curtains

Typology of curtain

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