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Ulrich Polster

1963, Frankenberg

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Ulrich Polster is a German artist from the former GDR. Heir to the 1980s East-German underground film movement, Ulrich Polster looks critically at the end of Communism and at the contradictions in the Western world. His video installations and mixed-media collages deconstruct the collective memory, the relationship of the individual with the group, and the disintegration of social institutions, in order to reach an aesthetic experience and an interweaving of diverging time axes and horizons of remembrance. His recent exhibitions include: STALKER/MATERIAL, Neue Sächsische Galerie, Chemnitz (2015); Made in USA, Wild West Active Space, Maastricht (2014); Notturno, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris (2013); Shaoxing Lu, Westwerk, Hamburg (2013). With a sensuously charged sensitivity, Ulrich Polster has set out to explore questions about his own artistic development. Polster lives and works in Leipzig and Berlin.

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Notturno

Ulrich Polster