Since 9/11, fear for the obscured face has lead to more surveillance and the urgency to renegotiate the value of privacy. The hidden face became increasingly prevalent in mainstream pop- and image culture. Artists, fashion designers, and photographers responded to these images and started investigating in their own way what it means to be without a face.
"Our unstable identity yearns for a return to the mask,” says curator Bogomir Doringer. “Like in times past, we are attracted to wearing masks as a form of protection or camouflage, as a prop, or just for entertainment."
In addition to 100+ works by internationally recognized young and renowned artists, the show features masks by designers like Maiko Takeda, Maison Martin Margiela, Jun Takahashi for Undercover, and Katsuya Kamo for Junya Watanabe’s Comme des Garçons.
Entrance: €3 + a valid membership (€5 for 4 weeks). Mediamatic. VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Oostenburg Amsterdam. Open from 26 January to 13 April from Wednesday - Sunday from 13:00 - 18:00.
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