02. December 2015 – 01. April 2016 · 07:30 pm

Ursula Sax - Model and Reality

Realized and Unrealized Projects 1950 - 2015

An Exhibition taken over from the Galerie Semjon Contemporary, Berlin

Ursula Sax’s artistic activities began officially in 1950 when she was admitted as a 15-year-old girl to the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart to study sculpture and it continues until today. Her complex work unfolded in many phases of work that, while studying in Stuttgart, later in Berlin at Uhlmann (1955-1960) and subsequently, embodied impressively the spirit of the so-called post-war modernity. This spirit she ‘inhaled’ convincingly as a young artist and, in reaction, created autonomous sculptures – and from then on helped to form this spirit. The artist, who from the late 80's worked as a Professor of Sculpture in Berlin, Braunschweig and Dresden, has been involved since the 60's, among other things, with sculpture in public spaces and in response to each new challenge formulated an individual sculptural language which flowed into her accompanying studio and vice versa. The exhibition traces the multifaceted and diverse creative development of Ursula Sax and is good for a few surprises with works that are either unknown or have been rescued from oblivion such as "almeno due", her first commissioned work from 1957, ‘stored’  for a decade, disassembled and damaged, in an attic, and then rediscovered, restored and brought back to life.

Text: Semjon H. N. Semjon


Duration of the Exhibition: 3 December 2015 - 26 February 2016.

Extended until 1 April 2016


Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (not on public holidays and bridging days).


Venue: Deutsche Werkstätten (New Company Building), Moritz Weg 68, 01109 Dresden.

Phone +49 351 21590-202, www.dwh.de.


Directions: Tram number 7 (Tram stop: Moritzburger Weg) or 8 (Tram stop: Am Hellerrand).


Entry is free of charge and parking in the company car park is possible.



Photos: Lothar Sprenger