JÜRGEN KLAUKE in 'Staging Identity - Zwischen Maskerade, Körperinszenierung und Rollenspiel'

Institute Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

24 October 2020 - 28 February 2021

Under the title Staging Identity, the Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt will examine questions of identity against the background of the artistic role play in photography and film. 

The Institute Mathildenhöhe presents an exhibition in which photography and film are used as a stage for artistically questioning identities. In dealing with the themes of identity, its construction, transformation and fiction, the camera is used as a mirror for staging the self - or the other.

Masquerade, costuming and the performative game as an artistic practice form the common starting point of the presented works. The exhibition opens up a panorama of the examination of the staged self between playful, ironic and political perspectives on the theme of identity from the late 1970s to the present.