AM was lucky enough to get an advance look at what will surely be the most sought after pieces at “Self-Portraits,” Circle Culture Gallery’s latest offering opening tomorrow, Friday, June 5th in Berlin. Seen above is JR’s “Self-Portrait in a Woman’s Eye, Kenya” from the 28 Millimetres series and is a brilliant use of a subject to capture an image of himself. The idea for the show was to approach the historical theme of self-portraits and to bring it into a contemporary art context.
See our exclusive photo of Judith Supine’s piece and read more about the show after the jump.
Judith Supine (above) uses his well known collage technique to create a much more psychological profile with his self-portrait. Be on the lookout for images from D*Face, Word to Mother, Killpixie, Jeff Soto and many others as well as a profile of gallery directorÂ Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer soon!
Via Circle Culture Gallery:
by contemporary urban artists from four continents
The idea of this exhibition is to approach the historical theme of self-portraits and to bring it into a contemporary art context. A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist. Although self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times, it is not until the Early Renaissance in the mid 1400s that artists can be frequently identified depicting themselves as either the main subject, or as important characters in their work. With better and cheaper mirrors, and the advent of the panel portrait, many painters, sculptors and printmakers tried some form of self-portraiture… In this respect it will be an interesting and new experience to show the vision of the “self-portrait” by contemporary urban artists from all over the world.Opening reception: friday june 5th, 7-10 pm until july 4th 2009 / tue-sat 2-6 pm Circleculture Gallery Gipsstrasse 11 Berlin Mitte / Germany
Discuss this show here.