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EXPRESSION: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind

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Audience 4, Florence, 2004 Chromogenic Print 178 X 335.8 Cm; (70 1/8 X 132 1/4 In.) Edition of 10 © Courtesy of the artist Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
EXPRESSION: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind
Curated by: Martin Klosterfelde

303 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Hong Kong
China
November 27th, 2013 - February 15th, 2014
Opening: November 26th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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sculpture, photography

DESCRIPTION

A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

Expression presents a unique survey of works grouped under the theme of portraiture. While the subject matter may be an old one, this approach is new; classical portraits from Max Beckmann and Frank Auerbach, are presented with more 'unconventional' responses to the topic made by artists such as Lara Favaretto, Ai Weiwei and John Bock.