FACELESS is a two-part exhibition exploring a phenomenon present all around us: the fashion of "facelessness" that appeared in the creative arts at the beginning of this century and has remained popular since then. The exhibition reminds us of the impact that media-generated images can have on the creative arts and the ways in which they respond to public images, pop culture, and the mainstream in general.
This video presents online contributors who used open platform http://www.facelessexhibition.com to upload there faceless images and that way join the research. We had more then 2000 contributions, which just confirms "faceless". The video has been presented next to the main program and 100 contemporary artists and fashion designers.
The premise of this exhibition is to explore the common occurrence of images of hidden faces in the creative arts. I first became acquainted with the notion of hidden faces a decade ago, while still in the fashion industry. Through my collections I experimented with covering models’ faces in masks or hair, thus attempting to make a statement on the constant "overdose of beauty" and artificiality permeating contemporary society through the media. This suggested a possible return to masks as a solution for covering destabilized identities.
Artist and curator
ONLINE CONTRIBUTORS FROM
Abbas Noori, Adriana Bogdanova, Alan Marcheselli,
Amanda Morgan Jansson, Andrea Judit Tiringer,
Andreas Messinger, Anna Meschiari, Anne Brannys,
Barbara Loisch, Ben Bibriesca, Bertram List,
Billyjane Marinkovich, Brice Chatenoud,
Carmen Palermo, Christina Phan, Christos Kapralos,
Christos Tzimas, Darko Taleski, Deborah Kelly,
Dejan Batrićević, DIORALOP, Dirk H. Wilms,
Florian Aschka, Francesca Caraffini, Gregor Wintgens,
Heidi Schatzl, Jodi Lynn Concepcion, Joe Sobel,
Joline Platje, Katarzyna Szugajew, Keanoush Da Rosa,
Lique Schoot, Manuel Rodrigues, Marija Sevic,
Marta Djekic, Masha, Meo Smeik, Michaela Knížová,
Michal Rutz, Michela Pelusio, Miodrag Guberinic,
Nathan Langlois, Nicolas Ocampo Ayub,
Noël M. G. Gaar, Pablo Ravazzani, Polly Karpova,
Raphael Rehbach, René Schmalschläger,
Sabrina Baruzzi, St.Luke, Stefan Joksic, Stefan Joksic
& Milan Bogovac, Tonči Kranjčević Batalić
and many others.
freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
Artist Bogomir Doringer in collaboration with Brigitte Felderer (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Minnie and Aleksandra Sascha Pejovic
Exhibition Graphic & Web Design
Web Page Programmer
The freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL series is organized in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and other partners from Austria and abroad.