USD05, Yerevan – Yeghvard, 1997 – © Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

There is still time to appreciate the first major retrospective ofUrsula Schulz-Dornburg at the MEP, or European House of Photography, until February 16: 250 rare images, of a disturbing “stillness” and ultimately remarkable, which are exhibited under the title “Grey Zone/ The Land In Between”.

The demanding work of the German photographer has for fifty years explored landscapes and geography in their relationships to social, political and cultural conflicts, particularly in regions where these tensions are of historical importance: Iraq, Mesopotamia, Syria or the border separating Georgia and Azerbaijan.

The hanging, over two entire floors, resembles an installation with its scenography which favors the systematic presentation of groups of repetitive photos.

It is also a documentary work, carried out in inaccessible regions. We think of the explorers and geographers of the 19th century as well as the yellowed postcards of the beginning of the last century. Of course, the work of Schulz-Dornburg goes much further. It brings us closer to the deep soul and complex history of the Middle East. A momentous exhibition.

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
European House of Photography

5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 20 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Until February 16, 2020

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15 kilometers along the Georgian-Azerbaijanian Border, 1998 / 99
© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

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Vanished Landscapes, Iraq, Marsh Arabs, 1980
© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

Text: Axel G. – Instagram

 27.01.20

THERE ARE LOTS OF MUSEUMS HERE

Annie Ernaux, the literature of reality at the MEP

Annie Ernaux, the literature of reality at the MEP

The 2022 Nobel Prize-winning writer has been interested in photography for a long time, notably in the text “the use of photography”, a four-handed story published in 2006. At the European House of Photography, on the banks of the Seine , the exhibition Exteriors - Annie Ernaux & Photography flourishes until May 26, 2024.

The Weegee enigma, extreme photographer

The Weegee enigma, extreme photographer

American photojournalist from the 1930s and 50s, famous for his black and white photos of nightlife in New York, Weegee takes this nickname as a nod to the spirit board, the Ouija board. Because he proclaims himself a “psychic photographer” with the 3rd eye.

Joann Sfar featured at MAHJ

Joann Sfar featured at MAHJ

Who doesn’t know the comic strip “The Rabbi’s Cat”? Its creator, Joann Sfar, was born in Nice in 1971. In this retrospective at the Museum of Art and History of Judaism in the heart of the Marais, the first of its kind, we will see many original plates presented in images by the famous cat .

July 14: where to see the Olympic flame in le Marais

July 14: where to see the Olympic flame in le Marais

Twelve days before the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame will cross Paris up and down for two days, not forgetting any district, on July 14 and 15. She will arrive in le Marais on July 14 in the afternoon from around 16 p.m. and until 16:46 p.m. sharp.

Oysters and fish: P'tit Mousse knows his job

Oysters and fish: P'tit Mousse knows his job

Why bother going to Wepler or La Coupole, when there is P'tit Mousse? Both an oyster bar and a fish restaurant, this address on Rue Rambuteau advantageously replaces the Parisian brasseries on Place Clichy and Boulevard Montparnasse.

Breton house, Brittany rue de Rivoli

Breton house, Brittany rue de Rivoli

A stone's throw from the Saint-Paul metro station and a stone's throw from the BHV, a little piece of Brittany has just been established. At the helm of this new ship, chef France. Originally from Finistère, she has been making crepes for over 20 years, so after experiencing the takeaway kiosk – Food Breizh on the banks of the Seine…

WHAAAAAAAT?!

 

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