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“The Politics of Portraiture” at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “The Politics of Portraiture,” a group exhibition featuring the work of Kenneth Bergfeld, Cécile B Evans, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Josh Kline.

In the age of social media, when the demand to represent our “selves” has become a daily imperative, portraiture is mutating. The genre has always involved a tension between artist and sitter, but their dialogue is shifting in relation to the fast-changing landscape of new art and media technologies. As Pamela Lee writes, identity has become a “work-in-progress, a construction zone in which subjectivity is a pastiche of external applications.” With paintings, photographs, holographic works, ready-made and 3D printed sculptures, the artists in “The Politics of Portraiture” explore the fissures between embodied and virtual identities, technology and power, subjectivity and social relations.

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at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
until 27 August 2016

Josh Kline, Facial Incarceration Software (detail), 2015-2016

“The Politics of Portraiture” installation views at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, 2016

Courtesy: the artists and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

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