(SELF) PORTRAITS: Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich

22 February - 18 July 2020
Group Exhibitions

 Portraits & Self-Portraits.  

Made by Artists for Parkett since 1984

Parkett is pleased to announce (SELF) PORTRAITS, a survey exhibition of over ninety portraits and self-portraits made by artists especially for Parkett in the last three decades. On view at Parkett’s Zurich Space, the artists included in this retrospective expand, challenge, transform, and push forward the traditional parameters of the portrait and self-portrait. The show and its theme provide a new perspective on Parkett’s 33 years of direct collaborations with 270 artists from around the world.

For as long as people have been making art, they have been portraying themselves and others. The artists included in this exhibition employ a wide array of techniques, media, and methods, including printmaking, photography, collage, and sculpture, among others. Through the use of both traditional and conceptual representation, the works explore the subjective, emotional, physical, or political identities of their subjects.