№ 40/2013 from Mar 07, 2013
A new photo exhibition showing photographs by the artist Ursula Eckertz-Popp that were inspired by texts of the writer Jean Paul opened Thursday in the foyer of the University Library of Freie Universität Berlin. In honor of Jean Paul’s 250th birthday, photographs inspired by his texts will be on display until April 25. The theme of the exhibition is "Jean Paul’s Dream Visions, Dream Landscapes, and Fantasy Worlds." The photographs are accompanied by a selection of first editions and scholarly editions of the works of Jean Paul from the collections of the University Library. There is no charge for admission. An exhibition guide in color, which includes all of the photographs, can be purchased for three euros.
Ursula Eckertz-Popp illustrates texts by Jean Paul, which are rich in detail, very colorful, and describe his home in Upper Franconia. The photographer herself also grew up in Upper Franconia. Drawing on the images of Jean Paul, a German writer and contemporary of Goethe and Schiller, she transforms them in her own photographs. This photo exhibition devoted to Jean Paul is the third one that Ursula Eckertz-Popps has had in Freie Universität's University Library.