Natalie Waldburger: THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS THE NON-MIMETIC SELF PORTRAIT


The works of: Marina Abramoviç, Robert Beck, Stanley Brouwn, Thierry Delva, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Kelly Mark, Magnus von Plessen, Jennifer Reifsneider, Natalie Waldburger, Martin Wilner

 
DateTuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

860-768-.4393

Website

http://www.hartford.edu/hartford_art_school/events/

Location

JOSELOFF GALLERY 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS: THE NON-MIMETIC SELF PORTRAIT

Curated by Steven Holmes

The works of:  Marina Abramoviç, Robert Beck, Stanley Brouwn, Thierry Delva, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Kelly Mark, Magnus von Plessen, Jennifer Reifsneider, Natalie Waldburger, Martin Wilner

What is a portrait? Is it a likeness, only? Can a portrait be a likeness, but not be ‘about’

the subject? Is a portrait about the artist, or the subject? Can a self-portrait not be

about the self? Or is there a way in which all art is, in the end, about the artist – and

therefore all art is self-portraiture?

The self-portrait is in some senses the most fundamental of artworks.. The first work of

art, handprints on a cave left 50,000 years ago was – simply - a self-portrait.

I am.

I was.

In this way, the self-portrait is a trace element in the history of consciousness. The human drive – expressed often as the drive to “leave a mark” – is the drive of a human subject to be seen, pictured, or remembered in some way. Much of human creativity arcs towards the monument.

While the artists in “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams” each make their own subjectivity the subject of the work exhibited, in each case the self is depicted not through mimesis, but through surrogacy, allusion, redirection or the refraction of the notion of self from noun to verb, from subject to object, or from self to other.

Artist Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5-7 pm

with a special performance by Natalie Waldburger



event details and two black and white circular abstract images
DateTuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

860-768-.4393

Website

http://www.hartford.edu/hartford_art_school/events/

Location

JOSELOFF GALLERY 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS: THE NON-MIMETIC SELF PORTRAIT

Curated by Steven Holmes

The works of:  Marina Abramoviç, Robert Beck, Stanley Brouwn, Thierry Delva, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Kelly Mark, Magnus von Plessen, Jennifer Reifsneider, Natalie Waldburger, Martin Wilner

What is a portrait? Is it a likeness, only? Can a portrait be a likeness, but not be ‘about’

the subject? Is a portrait about the artist, or the subject? Can a self-portrait not be

about the self? Or is there a way in which all art is, in the end, about the artist – and

therefore all art is self-portraiture?

The self-portrait is in some senses the most fundamental of artworks.. The first work of

art, handprints on a cave left 50,000 years ago was – simply - a self-portrait.

I am.

I was.

In this way, the self-portrait is a trace element in the history of consciousness. The human drive – expressed often as the drive to “leave a mark” – is the drive of a human subject to be seen, pictured, or remembered in some way. Much of human creativity arcs towards the monument.

While the artists in “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams” each make their own subjectivity the subject of the work exhibited, in each case the self is depicted not through mimesis, but through surrogacy, allusion, redirection or the refraction of the notion of self from noun to verb, from subject to object, or from self to other.

Artist Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5-7 pm

with a special performance by Natalie Waldburger

Venue & Address: 
JOSELOFF GALLERY 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Website: 
http://www.hartford.edu/hartford_art_school/events/
Phone: 
860-768-.4393
event details and two black and white circular abstract images
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