“Everyone sees what you appear to be... few really know what you are.”
— Niccolò Machiavelli

I see you see me explores the performative nature of both the artist’s self-portrait and the smartphone captured selfie, in order to open parallel dialogues around artistic license and authorship as well as identity politics of the self vs. the other.

The exhibition gathers a range of photo-performance works where the frame of the photograph serves as the stage for the artist to act out an issue or record a certain concern. It questions the role of the photographic medium in affording the artist a document of truth and re-evaluates if the artist’s performances reflect the fictions we play out everyday in order to be heard.

The deliberate selection of artists from or practicing in Asia accents the image of growing nations and their economies, as seen from within and from without.

 

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