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The Power of Femininity – Hubertus Wunschik has assembled an enormous range of art for a group exhibition of international artists in the Alten Museum (Old Museum). The exhibition “Connected” combines the works of Jewish and non-Jewish provenance.
By Dirk Richerdt – Saturday 10th March 2007 RHEINISCHE POST
“A glance directly inside the entrance to the bourgeois town house falls on the photo montages of Tanya Ury. The 55 year-old Jewish artist, born in London and living in Cologne since 1993, has created a series of dialogic self-portraits: one sees Ury together with antecedents, including the German impressionist painter Lesser Ury and the German Jewish writer Else Sara Ury. And then Albert Einstein turns up. Although she is not related to the scientist, Tanya Ury’s picture of the pipe-smoking researcher together with the artist, holding a (pipe) in the same manner, has a bizarre aura.
A humorous edge flashes up directly with the seriously intended representation of personal history. Tanya Ury’s photos sealed under plexiglass therefore lend the exhibition a certain relief from earnest themes…”
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx***2008 (11) lesser is me more or less discussed in article on Tanya Ury (in German) by Hartmut Bomhoff, Jüdische Zeitung (monthly), Berlin (D) article as PDF