Hales Gallery is proud to announce the inclusion of Martin Wilner's Case Histories in The Cave of Forgotten Dreams: The Non-mimetic Self Portrait at Joseloff Gallery.
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams explores how the self-portrait is a trace element in the history of consciousness. The human drive – expressed often as the drive to “leave a mark” – is the drive of a human subject to be seen, pictured, or remembered in some way. Much of human creativity arcs towards the monument. While the artists in The Cave of Forgotten Dreams each make their own subjectivity the subject of the work exhibited, in each case the self is depicted not through mimesis, but through surrogacy, allusion, redirection or the refraction of the notion of self from noun to verb, from subject to object, or from self to other.
Curated by Steven Holmes, other artist participating incude Marina Abramoviç, Stanley Brouwn, Jennifer Reifsneider and Tracey Emin
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams: The Non-mimetic Self Portrait
Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
31 October - 17 December 2017
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