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How many faces does contemporary art have? A journey through 'genre painting' until modern selfies
EGOSUPEREGOALTEREGO
EGOSUPEREGOALTEREGO | How many faces does contemporary art have? A journey through 'genre painting' until modern selfies

A journey back to the discovery of face and body in contemporary art. A path to understand how and what were the changes in the 'genre painting', from the use of brushes to the current selfies. This is the concept behind the exhibition "EgosuperEgoalterEgo. Contemporary Face and Body in Art ". The exhibition will be hosted in the MACRO in Via Nizza way until May, 8, 2016. An event organized by Claudio Crescentini and promoted by Roma Capitale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, in collaboration with the Experimental Centre of Cinematography - National Film Archive. 

Selfies, the new 'genre painting' 

A series of photos, installations and paintings where faces are celebrated in several dimensions: the artist who represents himself; the second dimension where the artist is photographed by other artists, as Nino Migliori or Claudio Abate; the third dimension, when the artist identifies himself with a different character portrayed in his work, as Luigi Ontani, Ennio Calabria, Luca Maria Patella or Arnulf Rainer. It is a project to discover the 'genre painting', from portraits to self-portraits, up to selfies, the current element that perhaps more than anyone else is becoming a new form of communication. 

The portrait: from Alberto Moravia to our selfies 

The exhibition is enriched by two additional elements: a focus of Alberto Moravia and Achille Bonito Oliva, two examples of contemporary culture that are proposed in the portraits by Mario Schifano, Guttuso, Carlo Levi, Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia. And then a selfie campaign from the contest # MACROego, where the audience becomes protagonist of the exhibition. How? The cover of the catalogue of the event consists of the first 100 selfies sent by the public to the MACRO website for the initiative EgosuperEgoalterEgo.

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