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Amalia Ulman
Excellences & Perfections Screenshot (2016)


C-type print, reverse-mounted onto 4mm glass.
20.31 x 32.5 cm [8 x 12.8 inches].
Edition of 20, accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate.


 

About the work

Amalia Ulman’s edition accompanies her work, Excellences and Perfections, in the Whitechapel Gallery 2016 exhibition, Electronic Superhighway 2016 - 1966, and is a screen-grab including one of the featured images. The work, which is reverse-mounted onto glass, takes on the characteristics and dimensions of a 13-inch laptop screen.


 

About the artist

Amalia Ullman’s works explore the relationship between consumerism and identity – particularly that linked to class and social status – through the language of ‘middle brow’ aesthetics. What she terms ‘sublime ordinariness’ manifests itself in a muted pastel-and-beige colour palette, and recurring visual motifs such as pearls, butterflflies, hearts and motivational slogans, act as reminders of the ubiquity of the mundane and the cute in presentations of identity and taste in social media and beyond. Through performance and performative gestures online, including her Instagram profile where she staged a four-month-long performance entitled Excellences and Perfections, 2014 that explored the culture of extreme makeovers, the artist blurs the distinction between herself and the objects of her scrutiny.


Selected Exhibitions

Amalia Ulman was born in 1989, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lives and works between Los Angeles, USA, London, UK and Gijón, Spain. Recent exhibitions include Stock Images of War at James Fuentes Gallery, New York, 2015; two solo shows in Los Angeles, CA, 2014, Used & New at ltd los angeles and Delicious Works at Smart Objects; Baby Footprints Crow’s Feet with Ellis King in Dublin and her first London solo show The Destruction of Experience at Evelyn Yard in 2014, and Profit | Decay with Katja Novitskona at Arcadia_Missa, London, 2012.


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This work can be purchased with Own Art, which allows you to spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months, completely interest free.  

Typical 0% APR. Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Whitechapel Gallery is a licensed broker of Own Art loans. Registered address: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX.
 

We work with contemporary conservation framers Frame London to provide the best framing options for your Limited Edition. Contact us for more information.

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