Experiments in Self-Portraiture @ National Academy Museum, January 29 – March 1, 2015, New York City

NationalSelf_01Experiments in Self-Portraiture.

January 29 – March 1, 2015
Opening reception on Wednesday, January 28, 6-8 PM

Experiments in Self-Portraiture features work by National Academy students and faculty that engages in self-representation. This exhibition is running in conjunction with the museum’s Self: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence and REVEALing Architecture in the Curatorial Lab.

Artists Include: Avello, Christina/Banner, Leigh/Baz, Pedro/Belenkov, Mikaela/Bratsafollis, MIchelle/Brown, Keke/Cameron, Kathryn/Camillucci, Monika/Chabora, Robert/Childress, Wyatt/Cuk, Mia/Degl’Innocenti, Jacopo/Delgado, Osmeli/Exha, Sofia/Esteban Martinez, Marisa/Ferran, Rafael/Fink, Gillian/Grassani, Rave/He, Bill/Honda, Eri/Honig, Ethelyn/Kansara, Gautam/Kantor, Chloe/Kostin, Julia/Lawrence, Betsy/Levi, Albert/Littell, Grace/Lopez, Julian/Lynch, Madeline/Malinowska, Malgorzata/Mattingly, Mary/Nagakura, Nami/Ogazon, Maria/Olinger, Marianna/Pena, Anastasia/Pena,/Francisca/Pinzon, Beverly/Raum, Morgan/Rothman, Taube/Roux, Henry/Sanna, Raimonda/Sarno, Grace/Shibata, Ayumi/Silverman, Jules/Smith, Karen/Soares Da Silva, Mariana/Stern,/Cary/Strauchen-Scherer, Eliza/Swanson, Judith/Thantapalit, Poramit/Thomas, Cara-Lynne/Tonin, April/Vandycke, Anne

SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence.

January 29 – May 3, 2015

Artists have created self-portraits for centuries, in part to ensure presence in their absence. Self explores the relationship artists have with their own image and how self-representation has evolved over the past 200 years. In our age of compulsive self-celebration, it is an especially compelling moment to examine this enduring artistic genre.

The exhibition is organized by Maurizio Pellegrin, Creative Director; Diana Thompson, Curator of the Collection; and Filippo Fossati, Curator at Large.

Artists Include: Marina Abramović, Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, Boushra Almutawakel, Vincenzo Amato, William Anastasi, Lyle Ashton Harris, John Baldessari, Barry X Ball, Will Barnet, Jay Batlle, Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Hart Benton, Ellen Berkenblit, Ernest L. Blumenschein, Mary Shepard Greene Blumenschein, Umberto Boccioni, Mel Bochner, Dove Bradshaw, Colleen Browning, Brian Calvin, Peter Campus, Davide Cantoni, Chuck Close, Susanna Coffey, Daniela Comani, Gohar Dashti, Robert De Niro Sr., Aron Demetz, Sussan Deyhim, Edwin Walter Dickinson, David Dixon, Marcel Duchamp, Anh Duong, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, Charles Loring Elliott, Louis Faurer, Robert Feintuch, Carlo Ferraris, Stefano Fioresi, Gertrude Horsford Fiske, Saul Fletcher, John Frazee, Miguel Angel Garcia, Rachel Garrard, Shadi Ghadirian, Fereidoun Ghaffari, Amirali Ghasemi, Gilbert and George, Kathleen Gilje, Allen Ginsberg, William Gropper, George Grosz, Samia Halaby, Lilian Wescott Hale, Bendix Harms, Mona Hatoum, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Julie Heffernan, Barkley L. Hendricks, Daniel Huntington, Peter Hurd, Rana Javadi, Eastman Johnson, Titus Kaphar, James Karales, Herbert Katzman, Nadia Khawaja, William King, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jeff Koons, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Saul Leiter, Annette Lemieux, Mary Fairchild MacMonnies Low, Vivian Maier, Piero Manzoni, Carlo Maria Mariani, Ana Mendieta, Ivan Mestrovich, Felice Waldo Howell Mixter, Randy Moore, Walter Moroder, Samuel F.B. Morse, Bruce Nauman, Senga Nengudi, Shirin Neshat, Richard Nonas, Tameka Norris, Toyin Odutola, Catherine Opie, Dennis Oppenheim, Walter Pach, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Phillipp, Howardena Pindell, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Rona Pondick, Edith Mitchill Prellwitz, Florio Puenter, Luisa Rabbia, Arnulf Rainer, Ellen Emmet Rand, Annie Ratti, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sabba, Salvo, Paul Starrett Sample, John Singer Sargent, Peter Saul, Eugene Francis Savage, Salvatore Scarpitta, Andres Serrano, Jonathan Shahn, Cindy Sherman, Tal Shochat, Jessica Shokrian, William Arthur Smith, Raphael Soyer, Vera Tamari, Vladimir Tamari, Wayne Thiebaud, Anne Thulin, George Clair Tooker, Iké Udé, Walter Ufer, Carlos Vega, William Villalongo, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Ai Weiwei, Hannah Wilke, Bill Witt, Beatrice Wood, Francesca Woodman, Andrew Newell Wyeth, James Browning Wyeth, Newell Covers Wyeth, Inass Yassin, Michele Zalopany

The National Academy Museum & School gratefully acknowledges support from the Sy Syms Foundation for School marketing initiatives and the Steven Steigman Fund for Young Artists for youth scholarships.

The Academy also gratefully acknowledges support for organization-wide activities from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Hearst Foundations, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, The Greenwich Collection, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, The Reed Foundation, the Bonnie Cashin Fund, J.P. Morgan, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and the Alex J. Ettl Foundation.

We are also deeply grateful for the generous support of National Academicians, individual donors, Academy Patrons, and Friends Circle members whose contributions and participation are vital to the life of the Academy.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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