33 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY - CHICAGO
33 Contemporary Gallery in collaboration with the Zhou B. Art Center present:
Exploring the "other" behind our social media face
The 8th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition 2012
Over 10,000 sf of gallery space in the first floor of the Zhou B. Art Center
June 15 to August 11, 2012
Multiple Personalities And Social Media: The Many Faces of Me
by Megan Casserly
“In the beginning, social media was a personal platform to market myself,” says Ashley Brown. “But as the number of platforms increase, it’s amazing to watch the way that we are adapting to multiple networks—and our ability to communicate and connect with different audiences through different voices online.”
What this means is that while social media has afforded us many things—FarmVille, unflappable knowledge of everyone’s birthdays, countless memes—it’s also given the uncanny ability for a single person to become many different people. All at the same time.
33 Contemporary Gallery in collaboration with the Zhou B Art Center is pleased to announce Facemask. An art exhibition exploring the "other" behind our social media face.
Facemask is not an exhibition about Facebook /Twitter or other social media. Rather, it is a self-protrait exhibition that evolves in the middle of a "social media" revolution.
Facemask explores the hidden personality behind our social media face. Such personality here described as our "other".
This exhibition will take place in the main gallery of the Zhou B Art Center and it is the theme of this year's 8th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition. We are inviting artists nationwide to submit works exploring the other, not often seen, side of themselves.
The main gallery of the Zhou B. Art Center will become a national laboratory for the exploration and visual representation of the "self". The exhibition will include works ranging from representational, non-representational and conceptual ideas of the self. It will feature works in a variety of media. The Zhou B. Art Center is home to 33 Contemporary Gallery and it is located at 1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609.
The National Self-Portrait Exhibition has become one of our most viewed and anticipated exhibitions. Now in its 8th year, the self-portrait exhibition will focus on the "other" self. All works selected will also be part of the online exhibition. This exhibition showcases high quality works from artists from all over the United States working in a wide range of media and styles.