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Ulla von Brandenburg The middle is blue

75 min visit

Paris
Palais de Tokyo
21 Feb → 1 Sep 2020
From Wednesday to Monday from 12 am to Midnight. Closed Tuesday.

« A colourful, joyful exhibition that oscillates between sculpture and installation. Fascinating!  »

For this new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Ulla von Brandenburg (born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, works in Paris) has imagined a total and evolutionary project, inspired by the theatre, which invites the visitor to plunge into his imagination. One enters as one breaks through the fourth wall, crossing the thresholds, materialized by painted curtains, which lead to the works. Five environments made with coloured fabrics welcome us first, endowed with a function or a temporality: action, figure, ritual, night, habitat. As much as the fabric is fluid and modular, these spaces are transformed during the course of the exhibition. Inhabited every Saturday by the choreographies of dancer.se.s, they announce the film at the heart of the exhibition, shot with this same group of dancer.se.s. at the Théâtre du Peuple in Bussang in the Vosges. Building a tale, the artist questions the sense of community and nature, of art and individuality. She thus sets the tone for the labyrinthine installation that ends the exhibition. In the middle of the fabrics, objects appear and disappear in five underwater film projections. As a counterpoint to the terrestrial and rural world of the beginning of the exhibition, these underwater visions offer a gradual plunge into a form of subconsciousness, which leads one to wonder where one is.

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