MOT International presents acclaimed performance artist and photographer Ulay in his first solo presentation in Brussels. New collages featuring German actresses Nina Hoss and Iris Berben, together with models Lily McMenamy and Stella Lucia, revisit his 1970s series Anagrammatic Bodies, while works from the artist’s photographic archive cumulatively recount his nomadic, itinerant life over the past forty years. With rarely-presented projects produced during his career defining twelve-year collaboration with Marina Abramović—including The Great Wall Walk, 1988; and Central Australian Desert; 1979— exhibited alongside early self-portraits, performances and collaborations with Jürgen Klauke, this exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity to survey the artist’s radical contributions to performance history.
Celebrated as one of the most influential performance artists of his generation, Ulay was born in Solingen, Germany in 1943 and lives and works in Amsterdam and Ljubliana. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include ULAY, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Invisible Opponent, Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva; Ulay: Polaroids, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; The Touch of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel ; and In Vivo: Ulay, Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris .