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Stories in Self-Portraits
Start Date: 4/2/2018Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 7/27/2018End Time: 7:00 PM

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Nowadays, selfies are everywhere. As a global digital genre, the selfie “expresses, develops, expands and intensifies the long history of the self-portrait,” according to visual theorist Nicholas Mirzoeff. The self-portrait has been called the defining artistic genre of modernity, growing in popularity and importance since the 15th century. It has been at the forefront of cultural development, influencing society’s and individuals’ sense of identity and selfhood. But the nature of the self-portrait remains elusive.

The dictionary defines self-portrait as “a self-made portrait of oneself.” And yet the depictions in self-portraits do not necessarily look like the artists or represent things that actually happened. The idea “of oneself,” then, must be understood more broadly than mere appearances. This exhibition, curated by Tim Gorichanaz, PhD candidate, College of Computing and Informatics, invites you to explore local artists’ experiences making self-portraits to discover the depth of what “of oneself” can mean.

Continue the experience at selfportraiture.info.

The Gallery is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Name: Lynn Clouser
Phone: 215-895-2414
Email: lcc48@drexel.edu
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Location:
Main Building, 3rd Floor, Rincliffe Gallery
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  • Everyone

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