Station: [38] Amalia Ulman, Stock Images of War (Hospital), Juni 2015


Amalia Ulman (born 1989) is from Buenos Aires and lives on the west coast of the USA. She shows an aluminium sculpture which is suspended over a concrete hole in the centre of the park. The sculpture is not manifest and solid, but is based on a fragile spatial drawing. What we see is the silhouette of a wheel chair. Ulman alludes to the small, self-made wire-mesh constructions peddled by Latin-American migrants in California. In the form of name tags or trinkets they are affectionate souvenirs or lucky charms. Ulman changes the meaning by keeping her memory of a hospital-stay alive. The intimacy of this self-reference is underpinned by the sound environment, in which Ulman's own voice is audible.

Amalia Ulman

Stock Images of War (Hospital), June 2015

Aluminium

Amalia Ulman, James Fuentes, New York

© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main