Personal Relation is an international touring exhibition where the large collection of miniature-portraits will attain something far greater than the sum of its parts. The project is not intended as an exchange but as a unique body that grows thanks to the contributions of each artist and organisation collectively. As the miniature portraits were originally made and often given as a political gift to a king or ambassador, the project also aims to strengthen international bonds on an artistic level. Over 150 artists were invited to respond to the history of the miniature-portrait and its attempt to capture the identity of the subject to create an intimate dialogue with the viewer. The smartphone screen also echoes the miniature-portrait, and has become the natural home of the 21st Century portrait, playing a treasured part in many people’s lives.
The miniature-portraits will be presented in London at The Cello Factory, in December 2016. The touring exhibition will then travel to The Hague (The Netherlands, February 2017), Vicenza (Italy, April 2017) and elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
The touring exhibition:
6th -16th December, 2016, London, at The Cello Factory (33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8ST), open daily 2-6pm.
PV Friday, 9th December 2016, 6-8pm (RSVP essential to go on guest list, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm, Vibration Exploration, recital by The Collective, £10 on door
Monday 12th December, 6.30pm, Artists’ Talks
25th February – 29th March, 2017, The Hague (The Nederlands) at Pulchri Studio
Vernissage Saturday, 25th February 2017, 17:00-19:00
Lange Voorhout 15, 2514 EA The Hague, The Netherlands
29th April – 4th June 2017, Vicenza (Italy), at Mirror Gallery
PV Saturday, 29th April 2017, 6-8pm
Contrada Porta Santa Lucia 18, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Participating artists' associations:
UK: The London Group (London):
The UK’s longest running and most prestigious artists’ collective.
The Nederlands: Pulchri Studio (The Hague):
Artist-run gallery, located in the beautiful
and historic centre of The Hague.
Italy: This is Not Art (Vicenza)
Artists’ network with the aim to approach art in a non-conventional way.
Full list of participating artists https://personal-relations.org/artists-2/
'Personal Relations', Teo Faust
'Archibald', Victoria Arney
'Reflections', Eric Fong