COSMOS OTTINGER

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

19.02. – 15.05.2022

"(...) As its title suggests, this exhibition features everything that constitutes the legendary Ottinger’s artistic practice. This exhibition is entirely dedicated to the imagination of this extraordinary artist and, like a dictionary that defines her languages or an alphabet that deciphers her stories, it turns the pages of her diverse and long-standing oeuvre. The Kunsthalle becomes a stage, a film set, a studio, a backstage, an archive, and a living museum. Photographic images map those places in the world where she has spent her life, while installation elements and sculptural forms reflect her understanding of bodies. Cinematic formats that reflect her politics of storytelling and political statements in many different forms create interstitial spaces. (...)"

 

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HANS-THOMA-AWARD FOR ULRIKE OTTINGER

The state of Baden-Württemberg honours the life's work of Ulrike Ottinger with the Hans-Thoma-Award 2021.

The award is the most important award given by the state in the field of visual arts. It is traditionally associated with a solo exhibition at the Hans Thoma Museum in Bernau in the Black Forest.

The award ceremony will take place on 15 August in Bernau. From 3.30 p.m., the newly opened Hans Thoma Award exhibition by Ulrike Ottinger: "Mongolia - Mexico - Europe" can be viewed.

The exhibition can be seen from 15 August to 14 November 2021 at the Hans Thoma Art Museum, Rathausstraße 18, 79872 Bernau im Schwarzwald.

 

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PINK APPLE FESTIVAL AWARD

ULRIKE OTTINGER'S CINEMA OF ATTRACTIONS

Ulrike Ottinger receives the Pink Apple Festival Award 2020. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 festival had to be canceled. Ulrike Ottinger will be in Zurich on May 15th to comment on her films and receive the award. Her latest film is also premiering: the autobiographical film essay Paris Calligrammes.

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PARIS CALLIGRAMMES

PREMIERE: FEBRUARY 22 COMING TO THEATERS ON MARCH 5

Ulrike Ottinger completed her new film Paris Calligrammes in December 2019, the filming took place in April 2018.
The film takes the artist back to the 1960s when she lived and worked in Paris as a freelance artist.
In Paris Calligrammes, Ulrike Ottinger weaves her personal memories of Parisian bohemianism and the serious social, political and cultural upheavals of the time into a cinematic “figure poem”

The cinema premiere will take place at the 70th Berlinale on February 22, 2020.

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PARIS CALLIGRAMMES WINS

Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2020

PARIS CALLIGRAMMES was awarded the German Documentary Film Prize/the Norbert Daldrop Funding for Art and Culture at the SWR documentary festival.

The German Documentary Film Award is one of the most important awards in German-language film. The SWR has been awarding this major main prize since 2003 in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg media and film company. In addition, the Norbert Daldrop Funding for Art and Culture awards a prize for a film about artists on the creation of art as part of the SWR Docu Festival.

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Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis © SWR/Monika Maier
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis © SWR/Monika Maier

BERLINALE 2020

Ulrike Ottinger is awarded the Berlinale Camera at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival

Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking and with whom the festival feels closely connected. In this manner, the Berlinale expresses its appreciation towards those who have become friends and supporters of the festival.

The Berlinale Camera will be awarded to Ulrike Ottinger on Saturday, February 22, at 4.15 pm in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The world premiere of Ottinger’s documentary Paris Calligrammes will be presented afterwards in the Berlinale Special.

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