The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900
The National Gallery of Art,
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington
DC 20565, United States
10 July - 31 October 2022
When two forms or images are presented together, our eyes can’t help but compare them. We “see double” and identify differences and similarities. The art of the double causes us to see ourselves seeing.
The Double is the first major exhibition to consider how and why modern and contemporary artists have employed doubled formats to explore perceptual, conceptual, and psychological themes. From Matisse, Duchamp, and Gorky to Rauschenberg, Johns, Warhol, Truitt, and Hesse, this multimedia presentation features works by many of today’s leading artists, including Peter Liversidge, Kerry James Marshall, Glenn Ligon, Roni Horn, and Yinka Shonibare.
Through art, The Double explores enduring questions of identity and difference, especially self-identity as defined by our own unconscious, by society, and by race, gender, and sexuality.
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