IF YOU THINK YOU ARE A PERFORMANCE ARTIST BUT YOU’RE REALLY JUST A MEME
Sophia Süßmilch is constantly aware of her position as artist: Her work often reveals the ridiculousness of the art canon, e.g. when she engages with the genius cult and the mechanisms of the art market. You think of yourself as a performance artist? You are no more than a meme! She uses absurd and comic elements to subvert the arts’ claim of universality. We cannot prevent failure, but thanks to art we can fail in a beautiful manner. Life: a performance.
What does identity mean in times of unbound streams of images and information? In a world that seems to promise that we can be anything we want to be? Which borders, mechanisms and constraints are we subjugated to? What might remain if we rid ourselves of all these laboriously created images? What is at the heart of our existence? Where do you start, where do I end?
was born a child to two parents in Bavaria during the last millennium. She will die in the current millennium. Still, she does not know where. She completed her studies in sculpture, supervised by Stephan Huber, in Munich in 2015 and studied painting under Ashley Hans Scheirl in Vienna.
Süßmilch has received the 2018 Bavarian Art Scholarship. Her practice is interdisciplinary and she works with different kinds of media. She currently focuses more on performance and painting. She works in Munich and lives in Vienna.
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