EXPRESSION: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind, works selected by Martin Klosterfelde
Expression: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind presents a unique survey of works grouped under the theme of portraiture. While portraiture is a traditional, time-honoured genre, this exhibition offers a new perspective by bringing together iconic portrait paintings by artists such as Max Beckmann, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach with more unconventional works by artists such as Lara Favaretto and John Bock.
The exhibition explores a number of conceptual themes, often presenting an elusive subject, which relies on the audience's imagination for completion. The portraits presented in this exhibition hint at, question, and finally augment the viewer's understanding of what might constitute the subject of a portrait.