24 Jun 2004 00:00 - 5 Sep 2004 00:00
A new generation of artists and photographers challenge the conventions of the photographic portrait in an exploration of the 'face'
The works in About Face reveal a wide range of approaches from 'straightforward' photography, photomontage, appropriation of found imagery and multiple exposures to complex computer manipulations and challenging our perceptions of beauty and truth.
In an age of digital technology and media domination, miracle drugs, plastic surgery and genetic engineering, the artists ask can we still take the portrait at face value?
Using digital filters, the artist Jiri David has added digital images of his own tears to stock agency pictures of world leaders purchased from press agencies: faces we rarely see displaying emotion have been given artificial compassion.
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From: 24 Jun 2004 00:00
To: 5 Sep 2004 00:00
Musee de I'Eysee, Lausanne