The Faceless Exhibition, currently on show in Wien, brings together various works of contemporary artists and fashion designers, in which faces are hidden, transformed or masked. For artist Bogomir Doringer, curator of the exhibition together with Brigitte Felderer from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the exhibition was chiefly inspired by the sociopolitical consequences of 9/11. As the value of facial identifiability has risen, abstracted forms and representations of faces have become increasingly common in artistic production.
Picking a relevant concept in the contemporary culture and tracing connections between art and fashion, this exhibition offers an intriguing point of view. As the curator noted, ‘Like in times past, we are attracted to wearing masks as a form of protection or camouflage, as a prop, or just for entertainment.’
FACELESS part I, on view from July 4 to September 1, 2013, at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/MuseumsQuartier Wien, contains the works of : Marina Abramović, Marc Bijl, Thorsten Brinkmann, Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau, Asger Carlsen, Nezaket Ekici, Shahram Entekhabi, Caron Geary aka FERAL is KINKY, David Haines, Ren Hang, Sabi van Hemert, Ursula Hübner, Damier Johnson aka REBEL YUTHS, Brian Kenny, Ute Klein, Nienke Klunder, Manu Luksch, Zachari Logan, Maison Martin Margiela, Slava Mogutin, Veljko Onjin, Bernd Oppl, Tanja Ostojić , Gareth Pugh, Eva-Maria Raab, Ana Rajcevic, Tarron Ruiz-Avila, Viktor & Rolf, Daphne Rosenthal, Mustafa Sabbagh, Olivier de Sagazan, Daniel Sannwald for WOODKID, Frank Schallmaier, Hester Scheurwater, Jan Stradtmann, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER, Marc Turlan, Levi van Veluw, Philippe Vogelenzang & Majid Karrouch, Addie Wagenknecht & Stefan Hechenberger, Katsuya Kamo for Junya Watanabe COMME des GARÇONS, Bernhard Willhelm.
Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 13:00 to 19:00
Location: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Images source: facelessexhibition.net