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The Pulse of Paris

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The exhibition ‘Paris Calligrammes – Landscape of Memory by Ulrike Ottinger’ will be on display at the ‘Haus der Kulturen der Welt’ art institute in Berlin from August 23 to October 13, 2019.

The exhibition ‘Paris Calligrammes – Landscape of Memory by Ulrike Ottinger’ opens at Berlin’s ‘Haus der Kulturen der Welt’ art institute on August 22 at 19.00. Ottinger (b. 1942) is a film maker, photographer and collector of worlds. At the age of 20, she moved from the provincial city of Konstanz in Southern Germany to the vibrant world of 1960s Paris, where she worked as a freelance artist. This exhibition shows the French capital as a pulsating stream of energy, veering between trauma management and the utopian vision of a Europe beyond racism, fanaticism and colonialism.
The showcase is complemented by a film programme compiled by the artist, presenting cinematic works that have particularly influenced her journey, with the selection ranging from documentaries on the Algerian War to William Klein’s dark satire ‘Mr. Freedom’.  
An accompanying publication, featuring articles by Aleida Assmann and Laurence A. Rickels along with extensive insights into Ottinger’s sketch books and private archives, has been released by Hatje Cantz Publishing.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Hatje Cantz Verlag
Ulrike Ottinger

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