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The artistic work of Ulla von Brandenburg (* 1974) is extraordinarily complex. She uses various media (sculpture, installation, film, works on paper, etc.) for her original visual language, which is characterized by an examination of cultural history and the forms of expression of theater, play and ritual. Ulla von Brandenburg often deals with the time of the fin de siècle and his interest in occultism, esotericism and psychoanalysis. The work cycle 'Das Versteck des WL' consists of several sculptures and objects, various silhouettes and a 16-mm film. Thematically, this complex of works revolves around the Sardinian carnival, its characters and myths. It is thus in the context of the artist's examination of forms of (role) play, ritual, masquerade and thus the possibilities of concealment and suggestion that are inherent in them. Ulla von Brandenburg is an original artistic voice in the international art context, who knows how to release energies that are of great relevance for the time by referring...

The artistic work of Ulla von Brandenburg (* 1974) is extraordinarily complex. She uses various media (sculpture, installation, film, works on paper, etc.) for her original visual language, which is characterized by an examination of cultural history and the forms of expression of theater, play and ritual. Ulla von Brandenburg often deals with the time of the fin de siècle and his interest in occultism, esotericism and psychoanalysis.

The work cycle 'Das Versteck des WL' consists of several sculptures and objects, various silhouettes and a 16-mm film. Thematically, this complex of works revolves around the Sardinian carnival, its characters and myths. It is thus in the context of the artist's examination of forms of (role) play, ritual, masquerade and thus the possibilities of concealment and suggestion that are inherent in them. Ulla von Brandenburg is an original artistic voice in the international art context, who knows how to release energies that are of great relevance for the time by referring back to cultural history. The phenomenon of time, both its deceleration and its reactivation, is of great importance in the work of Ulla von Brandenburg. The artist uses historical set pieces and role plays to reveal current social developments and human behavior. Ulla von Brandenburg counters the speed of the images with a carefully chosen, archaically strong imagery, which is characterized by the great sensuality of the material and an appreciation of manual techniques (paper cutting, sewing, paper folding) and materials (old maps, Breton signal flags, etc.)

The work cycle 'Das Versteck des WL', 2011, by the artist Ulla von Brandenburg, which consists of several parts, will be presented in the Galerie der Gegenwart until June 23, 2013. The complex of works can then be seen for 2 years in the Montblanc Gallery of the Hamburg headquarters, before it is left to the Hamburger Kunsthalle for 99 years. After works by Thomas Demand, Sylvie Fleury, Daniel Richter, Thomas Schütte, Jorge Pardo, Stephan Huber and Marcel van Eeden, this is already, after 15 years of successful partnership between the Montblanc Cultural Foundation and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the eighth work by a contemporary artist to be considered On permanent loan to the holdings of the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

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