“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.
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.