Ulla von brandenburg, Duel – “Of a Golden Sun”, Museo Novecento, Florence, April 21 – June 21, 2018

Duel “Of a Golden Sun”  begins with the black-and-white images of Singspiel (2009), to reach, at the end of the path, the colour of It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon (2016) projected inside the museum’s chapel. The exhibition also presents a blue grand drape (Blue Curtain, 2015), a barrier to be observed and traversed as though it were an abstract painting. Ulla von Brandenburg’s intention is to create a narration in which the spectator is called to make his or her own, first-person assessment of the various cultural references of the works on exhibit in order to be able to respond to a question of great topicality: what values, forms or categories of Modernism is it worthwhile to keep in mind, today, if we are to construct an identity that is participative and not merely imposed? The exhibition is conceived as a production in three acts during which the spectator finds himself asking just where the boundary between reality and its representation actually lies.

curated by Lorenzo Bruni

photo : Ulla von Brandenburg, It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, 2016
© Martin Argyroglo / courtesy the artist and Art : Concept, Paris