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CURRENT EXHIBITION

A person in a white sweater and jeans stands in front of a canvas with a paint palette. Beside them on the right is their subject in the same outfit posed on a red draped chair. A person in a white sweater and jeans stands in front of a canvas with a paint palette. Beside them on the right is their subject in the same outfit posed on a red draped chair.

self/same/other

Artists: Barbara Astman, Carl Beam, Joseph Beuys, Sorel Cohen, Micah Lexier, Meryl McMaster, László Moholy-Nagy, Bidemi Oloyede, Jeff Thomas

This exhibition brings together artworks drawn from the M(M)A’s permanent collection that present diverse ways of exploring self-imaging and subjectivity through different types of photo-based media. Expanding the genres of portraiture and self-portraiture, together these images reveal how the camera and its reproducible technologies is used to explore changes in bodily perception and identity in art and mass culture across time. The artists reconsider the pursuit of traditional likeness through conceptual and formal experiments, raising questions about how we perceive and represent ourselves and others.

EVENTS:

Exhibition related programming details will be shared shortly.

 

Header image: Sorel Cohen, An Extended and Continuous Metaphor #16, 1984 (detail), one of four Ektacolour prints. Purchased with funds from the Mary E. Hatch Bequest, in memory of Clifton W. Sherman, 1989. © Sorel Cohen / SOCAN (2022)

Curated by: Pamela Edmonds

September 15, 2022 – December 23, 2022

VIEW ARCHIVE
Link to Exhibitions Archive for a complete list of past exhibitions

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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Tim Whiten
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Taking space logo : a series of 4 blocks attached together with 1 side of each block coloured either red or black

Summa 2022: Taking Space

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A triptych photograph. In the middle panel a Black perosn is shown with their eyes wearing jeans and holding a small goat. The background and adjacent two panels show a rolling green hill landscape and blue sky.

nichola feldman-kiss \ Scapegoat

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A person draped in an orangeish/reddish coat, with a long rectangular train, walks into a body of water. The sky is grey and overcast. In the foreground is a sandy beach covered in footsteps.

enawendewin/relationships

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Hand extended horizontally across a plain background, holding hundreds of green and blue needles

Immune Nations

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Black and white image of two Black person's head adorned with metal armour and jewelry, connected via a tied braid

the cut, the tear & the remix: contemporary collage and Black futures

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SUBMISSIONS & ASSISTANCE

POLICY:

To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year

PROCEDURE:

Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.

REQUIREMENTS:

10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

View digital image requirements

PLEASE SEND PROPOSALS TO:

Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
University Ave, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6
podedwo@mcmaster.ca

ASSISTANCE:

The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2022-23 program is open from June 23, 2022 until January 13, 2023. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • September 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Budget
CV
Digital images of work