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twenty-twenty vision is a text by Tanya Ury, commissioned as a catalogue article for “Lesser Ury — Stadt /Land /Licht“ (Lesser Ury – City /Land /Light), a monographic exhibition of Lesser Ury’s work. Schloss Achberg, 2020.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the exhibition has been postponed till the following year.
twenty-twenty vision was written a hundred years after the German Impressionist Lesser Ury produced his drypoint etching “Leipziger Strasse in rainy weather”, 1920. The story tells of my first encounter with this artwork some 50 years ago, of my great-grand uncle’s humble origins, in Birnbaum, of other family history and those of friends, looking back with hindsight.
The title is after the proverb twenty-twenty hindsight, meaning the understanding of events only after they have happened. The proverb refers to the term 20/20 that is normal visual acuity.
2021 () “Lesser Ury — Stadt /Land /Licht“ (Lesser Ury – City /Land /Light), a monographic exhibition of Lesser Ury’s work includes Tanya Ury’s photographic work lesser is me more or less 2003, and twenty-twenty vision, a short story by Tanya Ury is also presented in the catalogue for the exhibition at Schloss Achberg, Achberg 2, 88147 Achberg (D)