The Mask Collective presents an exhibition with artists that share a common interest in mask cultures. This show at Neurotitan Gallery includes works from 44flavours, Amrei Hofstätter, Arnaud Iprex, Beatriz Crespo, Geso / Pablo Iglesias, Lenin Ortega, Moran Sanderovich, Naemeh Shirazi and Washo Valenzuela. But also offers an open frame for contributions by giving the opportunity to the visitors to contribute by drawing a mask for The Mask Project.

The art of mask is the art of creating a character that one can become. It’s a universal culture and lies at every single level of society. In Europe, many traditions including masks are still alive, like the carnival in Venice or Basel. Likewise, masks hold an important place in contemporary art. The symbolism of the mask varies from one culture to another, from sacred in Africa to satirical in the Commedia dell’arte, or as a component of the catharsis in Greek theatre. One question arises: What is the role of masks in the imagination of a contemporary man?

ARTISTS:
44flavours – http://www.44flavours.com/
Amrei Hofstätter – http://www.verticospuppets.com/
Arnaud Iprex – http://www.arnaudiprex.com/
Beatriz Crespo – http://www.beatrizcrespo.com/
Geso / Pablo Iglesias – http://www.geeohdee.com/geso
Lenin Ortega – http://www.leninortega.com/
Moran Sanderovich – http://www.moransand.weebly.com/
Naemeh Shirazi – http://www.naemehshirazi.com/
Washo Valenzuela
The Mask Project (various artists) – http://www.maskcollective.com/maskproject/participez/workshop?lang=en

 

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