Exhibitions / MOSTYN | Dear Portrait [institutional leadership]

20.07.2013 to 13.10.2013

Dear Portrait includes twenty international artists, with works that deploy the use of the portrait in various ways, and invites their subjects to respond to the works involving them. Through both the selection of works, and an exhibition concept that gives voice to those portrayed, Dear Portrait raises new understandings of ‘the portrait’, as well as of exhibitions based on traditional themes.

A major group exhibition curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN | Wales.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Nina Beier, Pierre Bismuth, Maurizio Cattelan, Tim Gardner, Loris Gréaud, Ryan Gander, Gareth Griffith, Isabell Heimerdinger, Carsten Holler, Annette Kelm, David Lamelas, Jessica Longmore, Jerry McMillan, Elizabeth Peyton, Laura Reeves, Wilhelm Sasnal, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mungo Thomson, Ian Wallace, Franco Vaccari

RESPONDENTS TO THE WORK, AND IN THE WORK, INCLUDE:
Ed Ruscha, Jonathan Monk, John Baldessari, Lynda Morris and Lee Ranaldo amongst others.

Through painting, sculpture, drawing and video Dear Portrait includes instances where the ‘portrait’ falls in line with traditional standards, together with those that potentially expand the definition of what portraiture might be.