A New Use of the Self

A New Use of the Self ​is a group exhibition ​respond​ing​ to the ​complex negotiation between the personal and political self within an increasingly commercialized terrain.

​In Giorgio​ Agamben​'s writings​, "a new use of the self" ​considers the biopolitical implications of the individual after the society of the spectacle, speculating on how through an emptying of ​identity, transformation is again made possible. Featuring artists including Lyndon Barrois, Tom Holmes, Janez Jansa, Chelsea Knight, Sara Magenheimer and Chloe Seibert, among others,​ the exhibition features forms of pseudo-portraiture that is accompanied by a parallel erasure, reenactments of the self as one object among many, and emptied out sites of transformation.