press release

A new generation of artists and photographers challenge the conventions of the photographic portrait in this exploration of the 'face'. The works in About Face reveal a wide range of approaches from 'straightforward' photography, photomontage, appropriation of found imagery and multiple exposures to complex computer manipulations and challenging our perceptions of beauty and truth. In an age of digital technology and media domination, miracle drugs, plastic surgery and genetic engineering, the artists ask can we still take the portrait at face value? Pressetext

About Face - Photography and the Death of the Portrait

mit Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Bill Armstrong, Laurence Demaison, Aziz & Cucher, Valerie Belin, Philippe Bazin, Roger Ballen, Elina Brotherus, Jiri David, Orlan , Nancy Burson