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ME MYSELF & THEM - A group exhibition revolving around the self-portrait
Künstlerhaus

For Eyes On—Month of Photography 2012, "Me Myself & Them"—a group show revolving around the self-portrait—puts the artist front and center.

Self-reflection, self-explication, self-discovery; contemplation, theatrical mise-en-scène, demolition of the self ... which stories does the self-portrait tell us about the artist? What propels artists to take their own photographs?

Everyone has "done it" at some point; some do it again and again; some resolutely make the self-portrait the core of their oeuvre; some use it as a catalyst in their quest for the true self, as a diary of sorts that reveals sometimes intimate glimpses of their own lives.

Others use it to stage certain aspects of their inner lives or to try out variable self-images. Yet the self-portrait is always also the means of a reflection on the artist's personal environment as well as the outside world, representing the self's socially mediated reflection in the mirror, the self-image, that is to say, that the individual forms through interaction with others and socially communicated expectations. Its repetition describes a tentative movement between inside and outside, between the individual and what is foreign to him or her, between the biographical identity and a fictional one—and self-determination in the construction of identity is an important issue of our time.

Curated by Brigitte Konyen



Josef Wais, Aus der Serie ‘Krönungen’, 1991, C-Print auf Alu, 90 x 70 cm
Josef Wais, Aus der Serie ‘Krönungen’, 1991, C-Print auf Alu, 90 x 70 cm

Artist(s)
Renate Bertlmann
Ilse Chlan
Linda Christanell
Sissi Farassat
G.R.A.M. und Josef Schützenhöfer
Matthias Herrmann
Leo Kandl
Brigitte Konyen
Susi Krautgartner
Paul Albert Leitner
Edgar Lissel
Claudia-Maria Luenig
Karin Mack
Sabine Maier
Sissa Micheli
Michael Michlmayr
Andreas Müller
Klaus Pamminger
Margot Pilz
Willy Puchner
Thomas Riess
Josef Wais
Elisabeth Wörndl

Location
Künstlerhaus
Karlsplatz 5
1010 Wien
 
www.k-haus.at

Opening
Fr 16.11., 19 Uhr

Duration
17.11.–2.12.2012

Opening hours
täglich 10–18, Do 10–21

Admission
€ 8,50/€ 6,50

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