“Intervention: Fail”, Kunsthaus NRW, April 28th – August 18th, 2024

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s Huts, Temples, Castles, 1968 photographs are featured in the group exhibition Intervention: Fail, at the Kunsthaus nrw Kornelimuster in North Rhine-Westphalia. 4.28.2024–8.18.2024
In 1969, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg went to Amsterdam to take pictures in Jongensland, an adventure ground on a post-war wasteland, to document the freedom, creativity and independence of children and young people. In the wake of the Second World War, aiming to occupy the children rampaging streets and parks, the City of Amsterdam founded Jongensland, a space where boys (and the occasional, officially disallowed girl) could play, build, create, and destroy, largely without supervision. Located on an island accessible only by rowboat, Jongensland grew into a sprawling settlement built experimentally from scrap materials by its young inhabitants.
The complete series, 80 photographs, are on view.
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Installation View, Intervention Fail, Kunsthaus NRW