Exposition : Le Milieu est bleu

At the Palais de Tokyo, the German visual artist Ulla von Brandenburg (born in 1974 in Karlsruhe) creates fictional marine and rural worlds where she places great emphasis on the imagination.

Orchestrated by Ulla von Brandenburg in collaboration with the curator Yoann Gourmel, the exhibition "Le Milieu est bleu", which brings together installations, performances, projections, sculptures, invites visitors to dive into the universe dreamlike so particular of the plastic artist.

Ulla von Brandenburg deploys in the Palais de Tokyo immersive and sensory devices inspired by the theater and its conventions. In the course, she chose to reveal the glass roof of the usually hidden roof and defines five spaces with large fabrics, made by the artist herself or recovered from the Warsaw Opera. “The fabric allows me to camouflage, to hide, to dress the white cube of the museum and thereby change the value systems and the frames of thought. I use fabrics to create spaces in which we can pretend to be elsewhere, to fall, so to speak, into other worlds ”, explains Ulla von Brandenburg in an interview with Merel van Tilburg. Thus, it stages strange fantasy worlds where the spectators become actors in the works.

After the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018-19) and the Regional Museum of Contemporary Art Occitanie in Sérignan (2019), Ulla von Brandenburg proves once again that art is a theater, both playful and educational entertainment , accessible to all.  

To learn more, visit the Palais de Tokyo website.

Photographs: Ulla von Brandenburg, Le milieu est bleu, 2020, view of the exhibition “Le Milieu est bleu” by Ulla von Brandenburg, Palais de Tokyo (21.02 - 01.09.2020) © Aurélien Mole

Léa Pagnier

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