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Present Tense

An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age

Previous exhibition
from Thursday 20 May until Sunday 22 August 2010
Lucy, 2001
Lucy, 2001

Technology has been a major influence on art since the invention of the camera, particularly in the field of portraiture. The digital revolution of the 1980s-1990s has altered how portraits are made and what a portrait might be. This exhibition will explore how new ways of imaging reflect the individual in this digital world and the mechanisms of imaging that are used.

6 portraits

1 Ghost in the shell, 2008. 2 Herv Blechy 15, 2008.

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Michael Desmond (curator)

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