An Aarhus 2017 Commission and Part of Coast to Coast
Presented by Aarhus 2017 in cooperation with Kunsthal Aarhus
Acclaimed German artist, Ulla von Brandenburg, explores her distinct visual language that draws on the traditions and tropes of theatre, film and storytelling in a new film and installation created for Aarhus. Von Brandenburg’s works, characterised by their use of curtains, costumes, props and staged settings, draws on a range of historical references, including the tableau vivant, modern theatre, folk traditions and iconic architecture. Combined with song and movement, these elements suggest a symbolic staging of ritualised encounters that are central to her oeuvre.
Von Brandenburg’s practice displays a deep engagement with the traditions of craft, music, colour theory and the construction of narratives, both real and imagined. With a unique signature style that brings film, architecture and installation together, her works explore the relationships between people and the different levels of collective consciousness.
Aarhus 2017, Denmark; ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia; Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Nanterre, France; PAMM, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA; Pilar Corrias London, London, United-Kingdom; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany; Art: Concept, Paris, France; DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Picardie; La Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Canada.
Textile sponsored by Kvadrat Tsf Paris, La Plaine Saint-Denis
About Coast to Coast
Aarhus 2017 is putting art Coast to Coast in a series of works and projects that bring some of the world´s leading artists to the Central Denmark Region. These site-situational, context specific and special exhibitions are made as new commissions for townships, art spaces and across municipal borders.
In our European Capital of Culture year we also commemorate the 500 Year Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, so we explore the ‘word’ through a series of new text and sound pieces by some of the most highly acclaimed conceptual artists exploring philosophy, homilies and idiomatic language.
And in our year in which we examine our Danish DNA within the European context, artists help us reflect upon society in flux through transient gestures and atmospheric installations.
Supported by Det Obelske Familiefond, Kvadrat and 15. Juni Fonden.