Exhibition Charged

Amalia ULMAN

2/4/2022 - 2/20/2022 10:00-20:00 (until 18:00 on the final day; closed 7 Mon., 14 Mon.)

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 3F Exhibition Gallery

Amalia ULMAN

Amalia ULMAN, Buyer Walker Rover (Yiwu) Aka. There then, 2019
©Amalia Ulman. Courtesy Amalia Ulman and Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition.

Buyer Walker Rover (Yiwu) Aka. There Then

The Chinese city of Yiwu is known for its large commodity wholesale markets that attract buyers from around the world. In this work, a character named Ana (Ulman herself) visits Yiwu to purchase goods for her husband’s one-dollar-shop back home in Guatemala. While mixing with the international crowd of buyers, Ana dreams at once of utilizing her language skills to find employment in China. Filmed in a selfie style, the movie combines a variety of visual effects and elements that appear rather cheap and meaningless at a glance. The screen overflows with excessive visual information, including scenes and goods at the wholesale market, and subtitles that seem to copy labels on imported products.


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