An Instagram series that carefully underscores that femininity is a construct, shaping young girls (and boys) from very early on.
Amalia Ulman, an Argentinian-born artist living and working in L.A., shook up the Instagram IT Girl community in 2014. Her meticulously curated Instagram account detailing her life as a vapid but increasingly troubled fashionista turned out to be a hoax, perpetuated for the sake of her performative series Excellences and Perfections.
The Future Ahead, Improvements for the further Masculinization of Prepubescent Boys, which could be described as a lecture-performance video, delves deeper into issues concerning (fe)male representation and digitally mediated sexuality in contemporary pop culture and social media. In this work, she uses images from the ironic 'lesbians who look like Justin Bieber' Tumblr blog to question the pop star’s maleness and to address the fiction of bio-femininity.