Artist Interview



Ullrich has been collecting newspaper cuttings of protests from all over the world for many years. For his Willkommende Gemeinschaft (Welcoming Community) (2006) project, he has selected images of individuals holding placards, which he has painstakingly altered, replacing their slogans with ornate graphic symbols. The doctored photographs are installed on peace banners originally made by the artist’s parents and used by them in demonstrations since the 1980s.