Amalia Ulman


Baby Footprints Crow’s Feet


29th August - 4th October 2014

Ellis King is pleased to present Amalia Ulman’s first solo exhibition at the gallery entitled Baby Footprints Crow’s Feet.

Ulman’s practice is rife with interrogation of class and social stratification. Gender, sexism, and feminism are equally key components of her research and modus operandi. Investigated through various strands of audience engagement including online social media and performance, she examines social interactions, emotions, and the wider human condition.

In Baby Footprints Crow’s Feet, Ulman scrutinises the body as object, investment, and factory of procreation. Presented here through her middlebrow aesthetic, autobiographical accounts are offered, personal afflictions relived and laid bare, and hope pondered. Beauty and its inherent anxieties and insecurities are considered. Motherhood and the role of the female in the contemporary society and setting of capitalist accumulation is yielded and made acutely aware for an onlooking audience. Here, hierarchies, power relations, love, and empathy ensue and become all too apparent.

Through Ulman’s gaze, we are invited into and through her world as voyeurists and ultimately become part of her ever enveloping personal journey and (hi)story.

Amalia Ulman (b. 1989) lives and works between Los Angeles, USA and Gijon, Spain. She graduated from the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London in 2011. Recent solo exhibtions include Used & New, ltd los angeles, Delicious Works, Smart Objects, Los Angeles, andPromise a Future, Marbriers4, Geneva. She has recently featured in a group exhibition entitled The St. Petersburg Paradox, The Swiss Institute, New York. She is also one of the panel members of 89+ curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets.

 

Amalia Ulman
Sexy Transumbilical, 2014
Mesh and hand embridered digital print on fabric embelished with sequins, beads, and lace
127 x 174 inches (322.58 x 441.96 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Friendly Arrangements, 2014
Mesh and hand embridered digital print on fabric embelished with sequins, beads, and lace
127 x 174 inches (322.58 x 441.96 cm)

Amalia Ulman
European Opportunites, 2014
Mesh and hand embridered digital print on fabric embelished with sequins, beads, and lace
127 x 174 inches (322.58 x 441.96 cm)

Amalia Ulman
A Night At Starbucks (Flower Latte), 2014
Golden “I hope you like it” Spanish present labels, cellotape, photocopies of latte art, Swarovski and pearl stickers, flower stickers, kitchen oilcloth (coffee style), golden push pins, golden key-shaped key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
A Night At Starbucks (Latte Cat), 2014
Silver “I hope you like it” Spanish present labels, cellotape, photocopies of latte art, Swarovski and pearl stickers, flower stickers, kitchen oilcloth (coffee style), golden push pins, golden key-shaped key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
A Virtuosic Debut, 2014
Wooden letter A, butterfly shaped Swarovski sticker, jewellery hanger, earrings, faux hello kitty key chain, faux leather butterfly key chain, The Economist clippings, plastic bag with flour, plastic bag clippings, fabric French-style cellotape, cellotape, golden stars, exit “salida” golden sign, “I wish you like it” present label, golden safety pins, plastic white flowers, cosmetic ingredients label/sticker, push pins, white flag push pins, brown, beige and white ribbon, faux-leather beige purse key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Angel Baby, 2014
Plastic Self-adhesive photo frame, cellotape, flower stickers, NYC medicine prescription, paracetamol, heart stickers, plastic bag, silver photo frame, golden photo frame, heart shaped silver key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Behaviourism, Religion, Sociability, Respectability, Morality, and Music, 2014
Dysfunctional clock, golden push pins, Student Loans letter clippings, earrings, band aids, angel decorative stickers, clef shaped air freshener, pen and box present set, brown photo frame with instructions to repay student debt, vandalised pictures of babies, golden “I hope you like it” Spanish present labels, disabled metallic sign, plastic white lace, silver key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Cool Dads Shine For Eternity, 2014
Plastic Self-adhesive photo frame, cellotape, pearl stickers, number golden stickers, beige wristwatch, flower Swarovski style stickers, number magnets, small magnetic whiteboard, golden key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Human Trafficking & Rape Jokes, 2014
European style oilcloth, white decorative adhesive tape, golden pushpins, hotel small letterheads, Spanish police human-trafficking flyer, feather vinyl decals, American style purse key, plastic Self-adhesive photo frame, cellotape, pearl stickers, number golden stickers, beige wristwatch, flower Swarovski style stickers, number magnets, small magnetic whiteboard, golden key-chain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
I Have Doubts (Mother), 2014
French cook-book pages, Virgin Mary magnet, bread and pastries magnet, golden photo frame with photocopy of mother’s passport photograph, ballerina paper stickers, angel decorative stickers, decorated cellotape, clothing care instructions labels, egg shaped magnets, St. Francis magnet, Coffee magnet, Plumber handwritten note, Copper Coil enclosed medical instructions, donation envelope from meditation retreat, butterfly shaped air freshener, nail stickers, libellula shaped magnets, Gijon Souvenir magnet, flower shaped magnet, faux leather white purse
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
I Have Doubts (Sister), 2014
Angel decorative stickers, number shaped Swarovski stickers, garlic shaped magnets, screw shaped magnets, Avene Face Soap enclosed instructions, golden photo frame, photocopy of sister’s passport photograph, cafe napkin, white magnets, cotton anime girl briefs, Zara receipts, Virgin Mary magnet, office style magnets, teddy bear and car magnets, teddy bear and car magnet packaging, pearl stickers, air freshener, Eiffel Tower necklace, number magnet, Heart shaped necklace, self-adhesive white hanger, backpack shaped magnet, flower hair clip
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Naked Yoga To Clavichord Music, 2014
Self-adhesive wall frieze, Swarovski crystal sticker letters, nail stickers, venetian mask magnet, wedding ring Swarovski sticker, bag with white flour, magnet photo frame, Shiseido enclosed instructions, hair ribbon, mirror, pearls, The Economist clipping, cellotape, butterfly Swarovski sticker, decorative 3D girls sticker, turn supermarket slip, silver frame, Avene Face Soap packaging, screw shaped magnets, heart stickers, Scientologist fliers, silver iPhone pouch/keychain
29 x 23 inches (73.66 x 58.42 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Acceleratism and Homework #1, 2014
Digital print on fabric, lace, and bamboo
72” x 64” x 3” (182.88 x 162.56 x 7.62 cm

Amalia Ulman
Acceleratism and Homework #2, 2014
Digital print on fabric, lace, and bamboo
72” x 64” x 3” (182.88 x 162.56 x 7.62 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Acceleratism and Homework #3, 2014
Digital print on fabric, lace, and bamboo
36” x 64” x 3” (91.44 x 162.56 x 7.62 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Rohypnol, 2014
Jute and wire
49.5 x 57 inches (125.73 x 144.78 cm)

Amalia Ulman
Maternity Leave (Coffee Beans), 2014
Hand-made woven felt carpet and recycled coffee bean bags
88” x 63” (223.52 x 160.02 cm)

Amalia Ulman
babyfootprints_crowsfeet, 2014
Digital video and sound
2 minutes and 44 seconds loop