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Ulla von Brandenburg

Born in 1974, in Karlsruhe (Germany)

 

The work of Ulla von Brandenburg draws on literature, psychoanalysis, theatre, hypnosis, games, magic and spiritualism, bringing them together in a type of total art.

Her films, often in black and white, revive old forms of theatre such as the tableau vivant, Greek tragedy and bourgeois drama such as that by Henrik Ibsen, the 19th century Norwegian playwright. Objects and curtains modulate the space in her exhibitions, creating a sense of theatricality that lies between reality and illusion.

Selected Bibliography

Südbeck, Annette ; Möntmann, Nina ; Zeidler, Nadine. Ulla von Brandenburg Innen ist nicht aussen : [exposition]. Secession [Wien], 19. September - 10. November 2013, Drinnen ist nicht draussen, Kunstverein Hannover, 2014. Berlin : Revolver Publishing, 2013. 

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Allemagne) ; Connell, Timothy. Ulla von Brandenburg : dort hausten vormals Elentiere = Ulla von Brandenburg : elk used to be common there : [Ausstellung,  Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 16. Februar - 20. April 2008]. Frankfurt am Main : Revolverbooks Archiver für aktuelle Kunst, 2008. 

Lees, Nicola ; Irish museum of modern art (Dublin) ; Thomas, Rachael. Ulla von Brandenburg : whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be : [exhibition], Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, [27 May-12 October 2008]. Milano : Charta ; Dublin : Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2008. 

Baudelot, Alexandra.Ulla Von Brandenburg : It Has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon : [exhibition held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Vic., May 21-July 17, 2016, at the Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Québec, June 15-August 21, 2016, at the The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ont., June 25-September 5, 2016, and at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland, February 25-May 8, 2016.]. Milan : Mousse Magazine & Pub, 2016.

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