Looking Straight is a new series of six self-portraits realized for International Women’s Day 2018 as part of a performance in Barcelona at MACBA. The artworks are inspired by Piero della Francesca’s iconic profile portraits of the Duke Federigo da Montefeltro and Duchess Battista Sforza of Urbino (1465-1472). The original Reinassance portraits are a diptych while the two new series realized for MACBA are two triptychs.

The artworks explore issues of gender in portraiture, and self-portraiture in particular. What does it entail the construction and definition of one’s sexual identity? Where does fluidity begins and ends? Is there a clearly demarcated area in which, against the nature of the very concept of fluidity, there is an actual beginning and an ending of gender lines?

By | 2018-05-16T15:26:26+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Artworks, News|0 Comments

About the Author:

Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).

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