Renowned for a body of work drawing on theatre and performance to explore complex social issues, in Sweet Feast, German artist Ulla von Brandenburg has re-staged an unusual exhibition from the Whitechapel Gallery’s 1973 archive: scores of school children devoured an exhibition of confectionery, organised to mark the UK’s joining of the European Economic Area.
We hear from the artist who will be in conversation with Chief Curator Lydia Yee about this commission, in addition to her past projects.
Ulla von Brandenburg (b. 1974, Karlsruhe Germany) has a multifaceted practice that is realised through a combination of black & white film, installation, performance, drawing, and painting. She lives and works in Paris.
Recent major solo exhibitions have been presented at such venues as in Jenisch Museum, Vevey (2017), Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami (2016); Power Plant, Toronto (2016); Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2016); ACCA, Melbourne (2016); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis (2015); MAMCO, Geneva (2014); Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (2014); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (2013); Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg (2013); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2011); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008).