27 March - 31 August 2014
A C F : G A L E R I E
A C F : I N F O B O X
A searching look in the mirror, a touch to the hair, a little more rouge on the cheeks: the desire to please is as old as time, and keeps us busy all our life. But what or who is beautiful? Does beautiful also mean good? And how far does the dictate of beauty drive us?
Am I Beautiful? is dedicated to the many diverse aspects of beauty’s power and display. From mating criteria in the human and animal world to mathematical formulae for aesthetics and universal ideals of beauty, the exhibition explores the biological and cultural basis of attractiveness. It identifies and questions role models constructed by the media and takes a critical look at the downsides of today’s beauty cult. The exhibition focuses in particular on the seemingly limitless potential of modern digital technologies.
Am I Beautiful? offers visitors a chance to interactively explore their own ideas of beauty, and the beauty of others. You can morph your face, modulate your voice or investigate your own sense of aesthetics as you look for the Golden Mean. Ultimately – and fortunately – beauty always remains in the eye of the beholder.