The exhibition FACELESS Part 1, which opened last week at the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/MQ (quartier21.at) in Vienna, can be visited until the 1st of September.
It seeks to bring together the works of artists who have explored the socio-political changes linked to 9/11. The need for transparency and control have extended to areas that were previously unthinkable and to a radical change in security concepts and the expansion of surveillance systems.
The exhibition presents contemporary works of art and fashion in which the faces are hidden, transformed or masked. In addition to around one hundred artists, who include: Marina Abramović (marinaabramovicinstitute.org), Thorsten Brinkmann (thorstenbrinkmann.com), Asger Carlsen (asgercarlsen.com), Shahram Entekhabi (entekhabi.org), David Haines (davidhaines.org), Ren Hang (renhang.org), Ute Klein (cargocollective.com/uteklein), Nienke Klunder (nienkeklunder.com), Manu Luksch (manuluksch.com), Slava Mogutin (slavamogutin.com), Mustafa Sabbagh (mustafasabbagh.com), Jan Stradtmann (janstradtmann.de) and Levi van Veluw (levivanveluw.nl), the show features artistic masks by designers such as Maison Martin Margiela (maisonmartinmargiela.com), Junichi Takahashi (junichitakahashi.com) for UNDERCOVER (undercoverism.com) and Katsuya Kamo for Junya Watanabe’s COMME des GARÇONS (comme-des-garcons.com).