Monday, October 21, 2013

Video/Photo Exhibition in Germany Explores Constructions of Self/Identity

Johanna Reich, Kassandra, 2008. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013. Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt.

Per Speculum Me Video

Frankfurter Kunstverein

A press release on e-flux describes the exhibition as bringing together,

"works by nine artists who explore the construction of the self in contemporary video art and photography. Sounding like a long-forgotten magical spell, the Latin title of the exhibition underscores that self-perception and the development of the ego are coupled with the recognition of one’s own image in the mirror.

Closed-circuit installations and self-portraits have always played a central role throughout the 50-year history of video art, as a reflection on the standpoint of the viewer or as an epistemic question of identity. Today, the daily production and dissemination of moving self-portraits have become the norm in everyday life and in social networks. As a result, new questions have emerged for many video artists surrounding the visual constitution of a subject or its counterpart as well as the perception of the self in a moving image. The exhibited art works therefore offer deciphering gazes at the self and its mirror image."

Participating artists: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Martin Brand, Manuela Kasemir, Sabine Marte, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Barbara Probst, Johanna Reich, Eva Weingärtner and Gilda Weller

Curated by Holger Kube Ventura

The exhibition is part of the B3 Parcours.

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