Portraits Without Faces
A curated international photography exhibition
July 4 – 27, 2019 newsletter
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Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception. Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new dimension of interpretation. Our Portraits Without Faces exhibition is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.
Aline Smithson: Mae Turned, from the series 'Revisiting Beauty'
Karmen Corak: Unveiled No. 1.
Vincent Dupont-Blackshaw: Behind the Curtain
Leena Holmström: I stroke my hair
Karin Bauer (Bisamberg, Austria), Julien Bihan (Montréal, Canada), Karmen Corak (Venice, Italy), David Czernobilsky (Herzliya, Israel), Anton Daskalov (Sofia, Bulgaria), Valerie Decleer (Ostend, Belgium), Vincent Dupont-Blackshaw (Paris, France), Suzette Dushi (New York, NY, USA), Shāna Einhorn (New York, NY, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Lara Gilks (Wellington, New Zealand), Nadide Goksun (Scarsdale, NY, USA), Eva Gstoettner (Vienna, Austria), Pelin Guven (Beijing, China), Leena Holmström (Oulu, Finland), Armineh Hovanesian (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Parvathi Kumar (Bridgewater, NJ, USA), Doris Kundratitz (Innsbruck, Austria), Heather Joy Layton (Huntington Beach, CA, USA), Yoshitaka Masuda (Tokyo, Japan), Taylor Mathues (Clinton, NJ, USA), Alireza Movahedi (Tehran, Iran), Ninette Niemeyer (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany), Cecilia Ojeda (Mexico City, Mexico), Amy Oliver (Swindon, UK), Brent Reaney (Houston, TX, USA), Dina Sirat (Jerusalem, Israel), Aline Smithson (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Zsolt Székelyhidi (Budapest, Hungary), Alex Tran (Montreal, Canada), Balázs Varga (Budapest, Hungary), Mo Verlaan (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Alan Vincent (Boston, MA, USA), Tibor Zsitva (Budapest, Hungary)
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