Portraiture as Social Commentary
Joakim Eskildsen | Katarzyna Kozyra | Paweł Książek | Zofia Kulik | Milja Laurila | Dominik Lejman | Jorma Puranen
Exhibition: 18 November 2023 – 27 January 2024
Opening: Friday, 17 September 2023, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 34-35, 10969 Berlin
Persons Projects is delighted to present the latest group exhibition titled Portraiture as Social Commentary; this exhibition not only highlights the different aspects of the genre but also links together a variety of artistic perspectives. A portrait is a painting, a photograph, a sculpture, or any other representation of a person in which the face and its expressions are predominant. They reveal the presence of the subject viewed from the perspective of the artist – a merger of contrasts between what’s projected by one and perceived by another. These images become mirrors of many faces that reflect both the political and cultural undercurrents relevant to the time period in which they were conceived.