Culture Now: Ulay

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 1:00pm

A pioneer of Polaroid photography and one of the central figures of European performance art since the 1970s, Ulay (Uwe Frank Lausiepen) discusses his practice, spanning more than four decades. This talk marks the publication of Whispers: Ulay on Ulay (Valiz, 2014).  Compiled by Maria Rus Bojan (who has published extensively on Ulay), this new book reveals an innovative oeuvre, coherently rooted in a personal life philosophy guided by strong ethical principles.
Ulay (b. Solingen, Germany, 1943) lives and works in Amsterdam and Ljubljana. Recent solo exhibitions and performances include: Project Cancer, Motovun Film Festival, Zagreb (screening); Da ist eine kriminelle Berührung in der Kunst, Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice (screening)(both 2014); Ulay, MOTINTERNATIONAL, London; Ich bin Ich: Ulay on Ulay, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (both 2013);Whose Water is it? Maribor 2012, European Capital of Culture, Slovenia (2012); The Great Wall Walk, C-Space, Beijing (2011); Ulay in Patagonia, Outline Foundation, Amsterdam; ULAY – Preview of Historical Works, MBArt Agency, Amsterdam (both 2010); Waterfonie, Goethe Institute, Ramallah; Waterfonie, Willy Brandt Center, Jerusalem Become, Galeria Skuc, Ljubljana. Curated by Tevz Logar (both 2009); and Performing Light, Booze Coorporativa, Athens, with Thomas McEvilley and The Goethe Institut (2008).


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Friday, March 6, 2015 1:00pm —


Institute of Contemporary Arts
Cinema 1
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH