January 25th is the opening of Faceless, an exhibition about seduction, surveillance and privacy. Dennis van der Broeck (NL), a performance artist and fashion designer, will make himself disappear in his inflatable rucksack, DJ Spacemaker plays tunes to late. Entrance with your most curious mask, anonymity is encouraged.
This exhibition shows the trend to hide, alter or mask the face. A trend visible in art, fashion and the media since the turn of the century. From avant-garde masks to works that force open a dialogue with facial recognition software, surveillance cameras, and drones. An exhibition on seduction, surveillance and privacy. With 100+ artworks, workshops on anonymity as a form of rebellion, lectures and more.
“Our unstable identity yearns for a return to the mask,” says curator Bogomir Doringer. “Like in times past, we are attracted to wearing masks as a form of protection or camouflage, as a prop, or just for entertainment.”
In addition to 100+ works by internationally recognized young and renowned artists, the show features masks by designers like Maiko Takeda, Maison Martin Margiela, Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER, and Katsuya Kamo for Junya Watanabe’s COMME des GARÇONS.
Mediamatic. VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Oostenburg Amsterdam. Opening on 25 January 2014 at 19:30. Open from 26 January to 13 April from Wednesday – Sun from 13:00 – 18:00.