Photographic Work Exhibited in 'Undeniably Me. 1309 Faces', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, (21 November 2009 - 28 March 2010)

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2009) Photographic Work Exhibited in 'Undeniably Me. 1309 Faces', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, (21 November 2009 - 28 March 2010). [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Photographic work from Billingham's series 'Rays a Laugh' was exhibited in 'Undeniably Me. 1309 Faces', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, (21 November 2009 - 28 March 2010) The exhibition explore themes of identity. Expressing confidence and doubt, self-control and disclosure, familiarity and alienation, remembering and forgetting. Over 1300 faces were displayed and revealed the complex personality possessed by each human being. The selected portraits also showed how the representation of reality has become increasingly uncertain in the modern age, and that the dissolution of a clear representational relationship between reality and perception goes to the very core of all our questioning: to the self, the individual, the subject. The exhibited artists gave very different answers to the question of self – as well as to the question that is inextricably linked to this, namely the issue of ‘you’, the person opposite, the Other. Significantly, none of the younger artists seemed to want or be able to provide a clear and definite answer through his or her pictures – 'undeniably me'. Besides Billingham, other artists were Brian Alfred, Christian Boltanski, Bruce Nauman, Elizabeth Peyton, Cindy Sherman, Beat Streuli, Fiona Tan · Luc Tuymans, and the 18th century painter Antoine Pesne.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 15:22
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 15:22
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7631

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