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Past event

Stories International Artist Screening: Amalia Ulman

Sunday 23 July, 2pm

Sione Tuìvailala Monū: Stories features a programme of screenings by international artists which extends the exhibition’s ideas about identity and story-telling in the digital age.

Amalia Ulman (Argentina) creates work which often blurs the distinction between herself and the object of study, creating humorous, gentle deceptions while exploring class imitation and the relationship between consumerism and identity. Always pushing the boundaries of performance, her fictional narratives often take place in unexpected platforms—such as Instagram.

Join us from a screening of El Planeta (2021), the story of a mother and daughter who bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve.

This screening will be introduced by the artist and writer Vanessa Mei Crofskey.

Vanessa 梅 Crofskey (they/she) is an artist and writer living between the clouds of Te Ika-a-Māui. They are currently exhibiting gurlboss behaviour as the Kaitohu | Director of online arts and culture platform The Pantograph Punch. They also ran Enjoy Contemporary Art Space for a stint in late 2020 – early 2022. They have a degree in fine arts that has been looking a bit dusty lately and love to watch and discuss anime!

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