Taking Hans Belting’s “Face and Mask: A Double History” as a starting point, the exhibition “Histories of Faces: Belting Variations” calls for an interpretive reading of a selection of works from multiple disciplinary areas that have the representation of the face at their core.
The exhibition allows us to reflect upon not only the numerous topics derived from such inexhaustible subject matter, but also the diversified relationships between the face and several problematics from different ages and cultures—for example, the use of masks and funerary rites, matters of identification and policing, the portrait, the self-portrait, and identity, memory and archive.
Curated by João Figueira, Katherine Sirois, Marta Mestre, Vítor Silva / Imagens Migrantes / Ymago.
Works by Francisco Tropa, Ângelo de Sousa, Dennis & Erik Oppenheim, Duchenne de Boulogne, José Loureiro, Armando Alves, Ana Mendieta, Rivane Neuenschwander, Daniel Blaufuks, Kader Attia, Soares dos Reis, Eduardo Nery, Constantin Brancuși, José de Almeida Furtado, Fernando Lemos, Santeri Tuori, Almada Negreiros, Lewis Hine, Lúcia Prancha, André Martins, Cindy Sherman, Jorge Molder, Christian Boltanski, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Hieronymus Cock, João Glama Ströberle, Giambattista della Porta, Charles Le Brun, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Charles Darwin, Oscar Gustave Rejlander, Sigmund Freud, René Descartes, Cesare Lombroso, Jean-Étienne Esquirol, Franz Joseph Gall, Francis Galton, J. H. Santos David, Paul Richer, Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, Thomas Ruff, among others.
Museu Colecção Berardo
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal