semi detached

The photo­graph semi detached & the half dimen­sional poems no. 1 combine to create a record cover (31.2 cm width x 31.3 height) commis­sioned for a group exhi­bi­tion of 25 Jens-Uwe Beyer record covers cele­brating 10 years of kjubh Kunstverein e.V. (Art Centre), at the Kölnis­cher Kunstverein (Cologne Art Centre) (D) 10th July 2010.

semi detached is a photo­graph taken in Alfred Unger’s apart­ment, Cologne, Germany, circa 1989. The motif is of a book­shelf in the artist’s grandfather’s library: a golden Buddha stat­uette and the 2 Stars of David that he and his wife were forced to wear in Nazi Germany are propped up against books on art, liter­a­ture, the theatre of pre and Tanya Ury’s written poetry may be regarded as concrete” because of its visual design, and uncon­ven­tional aural effect when spoken — the texts thereby gain in dimen­sion beyond accepted meaning.

Ury has also created other artworks that might be consid­ered visual poetry. Moving Message 1992, incor­po­rates an LED sign displaying the words: you are why; Sonata in Sea 1999 – 2000 is a photo series combined with poetry and wrestle­with­y­ourangel 2001, is a neon sign produced together with the neon sign neonazi 2001; the title of a double photo portrait lesser is me more or less 2003 plays on the name of the German Post-Impres­sionist Lesser Ury, as does the title of a further double portrait or else 2007, which refers to the German writer Else Ury. The title of a third photo-portrait Beelze­bu­larin 2005 (in the Promised Land series) reveals itself to be an anagram of the biblical Bezalel Ben Uri. half dimen­sional — semi detached 2010, combines the first of the half dimen­sional poems with the photo­graph semi detached.

concrete – a collec­tion of works (including poetry series)


2010 (10.7) semi detached – half dimen­sional poems no.1, record cover design by Ury (19892010), group exhi­bi­tion: kjubh KUNSTVEREIN (Art Centre), ZEHN JAHRE (10 years), with music by popnoname, 7 pm, in the cabinet of the Kölnis­cher Kunstverein (Cologne Art Centre) Hahnen Strasse 6 (D)


Photo and poems Tanya Ury

Layout Ingolf Pink

Print Sander Digital Pictures GmbH

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