Self-i exhibition

10 September 2016 at 11h00
Group exibition

Self-i exhibition

Although, in our digitally obsessed world it seems as if we invented the selfie.  Our fascination with our own image must surely date to the first proto-human recognizing themselves in a reflecting puddle – an existential moment indeed.  A sense of self is central to our consciousness and is profoundly important to our lives but it can become a problem – Narcissus is the perfect example.

Smartphones have made the selfie ubiquitous, shared on social media in their millions every day but artists are still excited by the self-portrait, whose lineage runs, in the West, unbroken from Van Eyck through Rembrandt, Kauffman, Goya, van Gogh, Picasso, Kahlo, Warhol and countless others. 

This invitational exhibition is a new look at the self-portrait in the age of the selfie.