Art Young Artists 2018

Amalia Ulman Toys with Authenticity

Amalia Ulman in front of the Stuart M. Ketchum-Downtown YMCA in Los Angeles, 2018.
Amalia Ulman in front of the Stuart M. Ketchum-Downtown YMCA in Los Angeles, 2018.

“I don’t like for art to become art objects, ornaments. Instead, I like to look at ideas under a different light completely, all the time,” Amalia Ulman reveals. “I’m a perpetual student with no goal of becoming a teacher.” Ulman is a pioneer in the ephemeral world of internet art as it functions across social networking platforms. Fundamentally, she is a thought-provoking multidisciplinary performance artist who examines the way people interact with each other. One of Ulman’s greatest strengths is taking the social temperature of Western culture and investigating how contemporary power structures influence the general public online, often by infiltrating the very top of said structures.

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