Face and Identity exhibition is on show April 8 – October 8, 2017 at Silkeborg Art Centre, Denmark
Curated by Faye Dowling and Sergei Sviatchenko, the section ‘Dreams’ presents a photographic imagery from emerging artists combining photography and collage. In our self-reflective culture the photographic portrait has become ever more prevalent as a marker of our communication and understanding, of our-selves and each other. Expanding from its historic traditions, today’s contemporary portrait has become less about the exterior appearance, than a window to the interior consciousness that lies beyond. Moving beyond surface representation, these artists use photographic portraiture to explore the modern representations of identity. Their multi-faceted portraits reveal a dreamscape of memories, fantasies, emotions and sensations, inviting the viewer to seek untold stories, and hold a mirror up to ourselves in our shape-shifting universe. Erik Kessels (NL), Jason Evans (GB), Anouk Kruithof (NL), Thomas Maileander (F), Sergei Sviathchenko (DK) and Hanna Putz (AT) will be represented.