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 the center perforated by a large circle and are arranged as if they were optical devices, inspired by the diaphragm of a camera lens.
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 - 17/05/2020

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ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

Flat making

Fabric: typologies of workmanships

Frontward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

Rearward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

Swag curtains

Typology of curtain