Maison Européenne de la Photographie
4 Dec → 12 Feb 2020
Wed to Fri from 11 am to 8 pm. Thu until 10 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Mon & Tue.
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. "I don't know," you'll say? So much the better, you'll be told. We're here to introduce you to many artists. But Ursula Schulz-Dornburg is a great lady who is not well known in the world of photography. She takes us to Iraq, Mesopotamia and Syria. She photographs History in chosen forms: borders, architecture, human impact on landscapes. For the first time in France, a retrospective returns to Ursula Schulz-Dornburg's photographic practice. Designed by the artist, the exhibition presents more than 250 of her works produced between 1980 and 2012. Attracted to theatres of social, political and cultural conflict, it highlights how power, conflict, time and decline disrupt and transform the landscape. It looks back at the fall of empires that disrupt borders; the nuclear test sites of the former Soviet Union; the railway that connects Medina to Jordan, and survives changes in political regimes. The journey she proposes is different. We no longer travel through landscapes and eras, but we capture the interstices that make the changes for the decades to come, and we experience, through her works, this breaking of time and space.