In conjunction with the last weekend of the exhibition SELINA ROMÁN: A LIMINAL STATE, join us at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art during Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day.
Selina Román Concealed Photoshoot
Saturday, September 22nd
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
In this age of Facebook, surveillance and instantly-uploadable videos, we are always being watched. Our identities have morphed into commodities, and our sense of community is experienced electronically. Artist Selina Roman wants to give you your privacy back. Take part in “Concealed,” a photo shoot where you will have your portrait taken. The catch? You must completely cover your face and not reveal any of your facial features. From simply using your hands to cover your face to creating an elaborate headpiece, let your cover reflect your personality, as well as your feelings about society’s thirst to know and see all. Through the act of concealing their faces, sitters will deny the world their identity via the permanence of photography. Although sitters’ faces won’t be seen, their covers, clothes, and gestures will likely reveal more than their facial expressions. (Participants are encouraged to bring their own props, and they will have a Polaroid of themselves to take home.)
FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION. Or download a pair of free admission tickets through the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day website.
Many thanks to photographer Suzanne Williamson for the gallery installation shot!