Face It!

In Monologue with the Other

The international group exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg focuses on the face as a medium between the Self and the Other, as an interface between presence and representation.

In dialogue between works from the early 20th century and contemporary artists the face proves to be the setting for emotions which are moulded by the respective individual’s self-image as well as by social conventions.

The face simultaneously is a site of presentation and concealment, of staging and withdrawal.

With four thematic emphases—’Privatim: Sleep-Ecstasy-Death,’ ‘Beyond Stereotyped Roles,’ ‘Expressive Physiognomy’ and ‘Mirrorings and Doppelgängers’—the exhibition investigates the face within the dynamic field of self-expression, self-image and social codes.

Contains works from: Marina Abramović & Ulay, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Dieter Appelt, Marjoleine Boonstra, Robbie Cooper, Marlene Dumas, Erró, Valie Export, Asta Gröting, Nan Goldin, Erich Heckel, Zhang Huan, Alexej von Jawlensky, Alex Katz, Max Kaus, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Jürgen Klauke, Oskar Kokoschka & Hermine Moos, Georg Kolbe, Bjørn Melhus, Zanele Muholi, Edvard Munch, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Arnulf Rainer, Bettina Rheims, Ugo Rondinone, Aura Rosenberg, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Slominski, John Smith, Albrecht Tübke and Mark Wallinger.

Accompanies the exhibition ‘Face It! In Monologue with the Other’, 29 Jun – 29 Sep 2019, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg.

English and German text.

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