Exhibition Ulay: So you see me

Ulay- So you see me Ulay, S’he, 1973/74. Polaroid type 108. 10.4x8.7 cm. Courtesy Staedel Museum, Frankfurt

Thu, 26.10.2017 -
Sat, 16.12.2017

Cooper Gallery - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

13 Perth Rd
DD1 4HT Dundee

Preview: Thursday 26 October, 5.30 - 7.30pm
International Symposium: Saturday 2 December, 2.00 – 6.00pm


With four words So you see me, Ulay, one of the most significant performance artists in recent art history, defines an urgent zone of radical acts and words.

Since the 1970s Ulay has gained international recognition for his experimentation in photography and action works, and his ground-breaking collaborative works with Marina Abramović.

Situated at the intersection of photography, performance and critical interventions, Ulay’s unique artistic practice examines the physical, emotional and ethical limits of the individual and gendered self, whilst affirming ‘the social’ as the primary means of ascribing meaning to everyday life. Marking out the trajectory of Ulay’s work as a philosophical and creative “practice of thinking and inhabiting” that uses the body as the starting point for interrogating the meaning of the human condition, ‘self-other’ dynamics and ‘vulnerability as a form of resistance’, So you see me addresses profound implications of the ethical functions of art.

Seen against the uncertainties marking contemporary politics, Ulay’s practice radically restates the ethical, moral and political discourses underscoring alternative politics and their modes of resistance.

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