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.
Stock Images of War (Hospital), June 2015
Amalia Ulman, James Fuentes, New York
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main