Ulla von Brandenburg

Palais De Tokyo, ISBN 9782378961480,
Pb, 112 pgs, 16 x 24cm
Language: English & French
Acqn. 30573
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From a background rich in literature and the history of arts and architecture-as well as psychoanalysis, spiritism and magic-Ulla von Brandenburg explores the shaping of our social constructs with borrowings from theatrical codes and mechanisms, together with esoteric rituals and popular ceremonies. For her exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo she has conceived a total, constantly evolving project inspired by the theatre, its imaginary realm and its conventions. With ritual as her starting point, she invites the public to experience an immersive reinterpretation of the themes, forms and motifs-including movement, the stage, colour, music and textiles-that fuel her oeuvre. This monographic book includes a rich iconography, in particular with views of the exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, a conversation between the artist, Laure Fernandez, a researcher into the performing arts, and Yoann Gourmel, the curator of the exhibition, as well as two unpublished essays by the art historian Merel van Tilburg on the Ulla von Brandenburg's oeuvre and the historians Leonor Delaunay and Manuel Charpy on the history of the stage curtain.