The first solo exhibition of influential filmmaker and artist Ulrike Ottinger’s films and photographs to take place in a UK art gallery.
Ulrike Ottinger is a pioneering artist and filmmaker. Her wildly imaginative work has explored European cultures and subcultures, and rearticulated the relationships between Europe and the rest of the world. Often celebrating bodies and identities represented as ‘other’, Ottinger invites us to see the world differently through vivid encounters with supposedly marginal individuals, groups and places.
This exhibition offers a survey of her work from the 1970s to the present day. An extensive selection of photographs focuses on images made alongside some of her key films, including the Berlin Trilogy (1979-1984), the fantasy / travelogue Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia (1989), and the epic Taiga (1991).
A selection of the artist’s own archival material, including the sketches and scrapbooks which are fundamental to her working processes are displayed alongside the photographs. The short films Superbia – the Pride (1986), Still Moving (2009), and Aloha (2016) are also included in the exhibition, which is part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2018.