The Masks We Wear – An International Group Exhibition in Barcelona

Manifest Destiny Art

Nov. 23, 2024 - Dec. 1, 2018

Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 42
Barcelona, 08005

Manifest Destiny Art, in the heart of Barcelona’s Art and Design District, a stunning post-industrial destination for art and innovation is thrilled to announce the international Group Show: The Masks We Wear. Opening on November 23, 2018 with Poblenou Open Night and sponsored by Estrella Damm.

Join us as we unveil a private collection of masks from around the world and see the following artists address the theme: The Masks We Wear

Once defined by culture, theater, and local decorum — Japanese theater masks, African tribal masks, Venetian Carnival masks — the masks of today are no longer hindered by time and place. As media spreads its tentacles, the line between unmasked and masked realities is increasingly blurred.

Art has always grappled with the masking and unmasking of the truth — figuratively and otherwise. Some may say, that this is a core value of art — to use image and light to reveal what is behind a mask. Or perhaps it’s to glorify the mask and help us forget the ugliness that it covers. It is in this interplay and testing of surfaces, that we can occasionally touch a sublime truth that reminds us of humanity’s worthiness. It is art that — when all else fails — has the ability to make the real relevant.

See the work of:

Kimberly Rodey
Chantal Van Houten
Makotu Nakagawa
Anastasiya Oliynyk
Christian Mera
Jissel Kerkstra
Pia Kintrup
Yelena Lezhen
Kaylee Bear Koss
Aslihan Yesim Celikhan Korkmaz

See the Art Films of:
Noelia Mora Solvez
Summa Cilem Gruebl

Exhibition Hours:
November 23, 2018 19h -1h (7pm-1am)
November 24, 2018 13h – 20h (1-8pm)
November 29, 2018 13h – 20h (1- 8pm)
November 30, 2018 13h – 20h (1- 8pm)
December 01, 2018 13h – 20h (1- 8pm)

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