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Self-conscious: Contemporary Portraiture

Dates:
1 February – 7 April 2012

Artists:
Donna Bailey, Mutlu Çerkez, Aleks Danko, Juan Davila, Fiona Foley, Simryn Gill, Ry Haskings, Eliza Hutchison, James Lynch, Linda Marrinon, Fiona McMonagle, Mike Parr, David Rosetzky, Arlene TextaQueen, Ronnie van Hout and Jenny Watson

Curators:
Catherine Bennetts-Cash and Kirrily Hammond

Touring:
Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland Campus
18 May – 23 June 2011

Featuring a range of works drawn from the Monash University Collection, this exhibition explores some of the many ways in which artists approach contemporary portraiture and represent different modes of identity.

Portraiture allows us to dwell on one of the most fascinating of subjects - ourselves. The act of self reflection and the study of others can be fraught, humourous and enlightening, whilst also revealing artistic processes and modes of philosophical address, laid bare in the work of art.

Public Programs:
MUMA Talks: James Lynch and Ronnie van Hout
27 March 2012

Media Kit:
Self-concious: Contemporary Portraiture

Image: Self-conscious: Contemporary Portraiture, installation view: Monash University Museum of Art, 2012. Photo: Lisa Radford