About Face

January 31, 2015, through July 19, 2015
Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art



Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries


Organized in collaboration with Studio Art majors from Dartmouth's Class of 2015, this exhibition explores the continued relevance and global diversity of self-portraiture in contemporary art. While self-portraiture has traditionally engaged with direct observation and autobiography, contemporary artists have begun to question the value and integrity of authorship and a coherent artistic identity through the use of disguise, impersonation, and assumed personae.

About Face explores the various approaches that contemporary artists have used to investigate identity as a culturally constructed phenomenon and will include works by such notable practitioners as Chuck Close, Susanna Coffey, Rineke Dijkstra, Marit Følstad, Nikki S. Lee, Sarah McEneaney, Nomusa Makhubu, Bruce Nauman, Wendy Red Star, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Christian Thompson, and Jeff Wall.

This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously supported by the Charles Gilman Family Endowment.

Exhibition Curator

Michael R. Taylor

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