The best way to encounter others is to not even notice the color of their eyes! Once you observe the color of someone's eyes, you are no longer in a social relationship with the other person.
Indeed, one's relationship with the face can be dominated by perception, however,
what specifically constitutes a face is that which is not limited by it.
Emmanuel Levinas, Ethique et Infini, 1982
In the midst of this period of confinement, when each and every person seems to be a threat, and we venture forth into the world masked, this exhibition, made up for the most part of works from our permanent collection, seeks to encourage us to look to the Other in a different way. Several pieces from the collection include faces, from works by Thomas Ruff and Sophie Calle to those of Latoya Ruby Frazier. Additionally, there are the masks found in the oeuvre of Annette Messager and Ugo Rondinone, which, in another time, were not made to conceal oneself, but rather to evoke multiple personalities.
A series of eight portraits Sans titre (1988) by Suzanne Lafont are included in the exhibition Faces - A Look at the Other, on display from June 19 - September 29, 2020 at Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes.
With Suzanne Lafont, Mounira Al Solh, Iván Argote, Yto Barrada, Julien Bismuth, Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Patrick Faigenbaum, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Annette Messager, Walid Raad, De Rijke De Rooij, Thomas Ruff, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Schütte, Andres Serrano, Taryn Simon, Martine Syms, Gilian Wearing.
Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes
group exhibition - works from the collection
DES VISAGES - LE TEMPS DE L'AUTRE
19 JUNE - 29 SEPTEMBER 2020