S'he, Ulay
Ulay
S'he
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Ulay

S'he, 1973 – 1974


Dimensions
8.5 x 10.8 cm
Physical Description
Autopolaroid type 108
Inventory Number
St.F.3941
Object Number
St.F.3941c
Acquisition
Acquired in 2017 as a gift from the artist
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

From the 1970s onwards, Ulay worked with Polaroids. He thereby made an essential contribution to introducing the technique of the instant camera into an artistic context. In addition to the photographic rendition of persons beyond social conventions, Ulay repeatedly presented self-portraits. In S’he from the series Renai sense, Ulay staged himself in various roles. The serial arrangement causes the process to resemble a transformation: just as when wiping a steamed-up mirror, there is a gradual revelation of various facets which ultimately combine into an androgynous being, half man and half woman.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
S'he (Original Title)
Photographer
Set
S'he
Part Number / Total
3 / 5
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Autopolaroid type 108
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2017 as a gift from the artist

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist
  • 61B2(ULAY)11 historical person (ULAY) - historical person (ULAY) portrayed alone
Secondary

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Last update

12.01.2021