This event has ended.
Through various social networking services such as Instagram, people are constantly exposed to numerous selfies. When the selfie first appeared on the Internet, it was perceived by many as an image associated with narcissism, and other forms of evanescent self-expression. Today, Instagrammers and other artists of all kinds are using their own selfie more strategically as a tool/means to generate personal and social relationships. The question is: when, with whom, where, and under what circumstances are people photographing themselves? Their followers also decode the messages in the images and reflect them in their own sense of values.
In the past, self-portraits were reserved for special spaces such as museums and galleries. However, in the present day, these have taken on a new role as an expression that connects the perspectives of all small groups (tribes) and points out where these communities are heading.
The six artists participating in this exhibition come from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds, but they all share a common interest in using themselves as a strategic tool for social interaction/communication. The exhibition will explore the redefinition of self-portraits in the age of social networking services (SNS), from the conventional art of self-portraiture, through the diverse works of the artists, including photographs, videos, 3DCG animations, and an installation.