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Vincenzo Maccarone

Direttore Artistico
Claudio Composti

Via Malaga 4
20143 Milano
citofono 72

How to reach us:
MM2 Romolo - P.ta Genova (green line)
+ bus 74 - 47 (stop: P.za Bilbao);
Filobus 90/91 (stop: viale Cassala)

tel/fax +39 02 87280910
E-mail: mc2gallery@gmail.com

Open: From Wednesday to Saturday
Hours: 15-19
27 November 2009 - 29 November 2009

Cristina Nunez
The self-portrait experience

Fraiday 27th november 2009
18.00 - 21.00
in occasion of FOTOGRAFICA09 week of photography and video by CANON

Viale Col di Lana, 8 (4°cortile)
20136 Milano



THE PROJECT Cristina Núñez started working on the self-portrait in 1988, after five years of heroin addiction, as a sort of intense inner search and a need to express inadequacy and difficult emotions. Later on she realized that the practice of the self-portrait was a way to explore and affirm her creative identity. In 2004, fascinated by the power of the medium, she started to invite others to take self-portraits in her studio and built an articulate method which she currently teaches in Italy, Spain, Finland and the USA, for others to experience the creative process through the expression of emotions. During the workshops Cristina Núñez holds in art schools, prisons, mental health centres and companies, the collaborative self-portraits of HIGHER SELF are produced. In her photo studio, Cristina Núñez invites people to take self-portraits while trying to express their most difficult and extreme emotions (rage, despair). Having given her instructions, Núñez leaves the person alone to take pictures. When she has finished, Núñez comes in and accompanies her in the process of perception of the images and involves her in the choice of the final work. Núñez considers her method and workshops as part of an artistic project, and its main goal is social activism. Núñez wishes to divulge her method globally and to test it with different people, to better understand the human condition today. Her more than 500 collaborative selfportraits have stimulated a philosophical and anthropological study which has been published in the academic press in Italy and UK.

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