Face Contact: the Large Collective PHE11 Exhibition Opens at Fernán Gómez Theater


MADRID.- This morning Teatro Fernán Gómez. Centro de Arte/Fundación Banco Santander and PHotoEspaña have presented Face Contact, the flagship of the thematic selection. The exhibition gathers the work of 31 artists who have worked on portraiture and the portrait as an element of identification and communication, from the mid 1960s to the present day.The exhibition is organized by Fundación Banco Santander y PHotoEspaña in Collaboration with Área de las Artes del Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Face Contact offers a broad and yet potent vision of the theme of PHE11: Interfaces: Portrait and Communication. Through the work of 31 artists – among them Hans-Peter Feldmann, Shilpa Gupta, Mona Hatoum, Cristina Lucas, Liliana Porter, Jorge Ribalta, and Dayanita Singh – the series strives to address the notion of the portrait, but without constructing any totalizing thesis and seeking instead to have the works speak