Future Gallery

Amalia Ulman

13 Jun - 06 Jul 2013

Moist Forever
13 June – 6 July 2013

Hey, I’m in town. u wanna hang? Let’s have a coffee or something : )

This city is drying my skin out.

Should I get L’Occitane or Crabtree & Evelyn? Are they the same thing? Why do they always open their stores next to each other? Is this love? Is this hate? I’ve heard they spy on one another.

I needed a lip balm because I’ve run out. Went to Galeria this morning but the one i wanted was too pricey but the design was pretty and I will have to look at it everyday so I just took it. I first put it under my right sleeve but it would come out too easily so I got this really funny hair brush and dropped the lipstick in my handbag when I was going to pay. Now I have the lip balm and the funny hair brush.

I mean, I went yesterday to the hotel near my house to have a drink with someone. This really funny place with a piano player and everything. We even sat at the piano and sipped and stared at the pianist. But it was boring and this guy wouldn’t pay for the drink. SO I went minus for a slightly too creamy white russian.

Why did I even leave the house? Does an illusion of constant activity make me think of my life as something more valuable, more interesting? It’d been more profitable to stay home and rest to feel productive the day after: but maybe a wider spectrum of activities makes my existence richer? I have no imagination so I guess that argument’s valid. The thing is that the lip balm was as expensive as the drink he didn’t pay for. Exact amount, 9 euro, so karma thing is solved: I had to because I deserved it.

Stars are aligned.


Simultaneously we have the expression of frailty and of resilience, life before the incident and life after. Yet the object is not the same. In its rebirth it assumes a new identity that incorporates yet transcends the previous identity. Like the cycle of reincarnation, one life draws to a close and another begins.


AMALIA ULMAN (1989, Argentina) lives and works between London (UK) and Gijon (Spain). The main focus of her research is class differences and how they affect social interactions, emotions and human relations. Her work analyses social stratification, cultural capital, class imitation and seduction. Her aim is to scrutinise matters such as hierarchies, power relations, charity and empathy. She graduated from the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design (London) in 2011. Recent exhibitions include solo shows Savings & Shelves at Headquarters (Zurich), Overcome Cleanse at Galeria Adriana Suarez (Spain) and duo shows: Profit | Decay at Arcadia Missa (London) and Immune Stability at Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles). She is the founder and curator MAWU-LISA and was one of the panel members of 89+ curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets for the DLD13 Conference (Munich).

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