London’s Lima Zulu is opening its doors for “Glamourshotz”©®™, a pop-up contemporary portrait studio running as part of Leslie Kulesh‘s performance exhibition from October 17 to October 22.
Opening during London’s dizzying Frieze Art Fair, Glamourshotz invites visitors to get a free portrait taken, digitally finished by Kulesh using Photoshop techniques like watermarking and airbrushing, and available for purchase or free digital copies. As the show rolls on, the portraits will collect and hang at the gallery space, the exhibition becoming itself through the process.
Exploring not only our reflections in today’s image-obsessed culture, but our social acceptance of them as such, Kulesh’s show obliquely references the phenomena and movements of modern culture: the cult of the selfie, the filters that remove us from definition, etc.
See the Lima Zulu exhibition page for details. **
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