Mirror of Self :
with artworks by tomasz machciński
The gallery lends artworks by Polish artist Tomasz Machciński to the Brussels-based photography center Hangar for its exhibition Mirror of self, presented from January 27 to March 25, 2023.
Mirror of self is the seventh thematic exhibition that Hangar proposes in the framework of the PhotoBrussels festival. It gathers of 17 selected artists and 6 winners of a call for projects. Of these 23 artists exhibited at the Hangar, reunited by self-portraiture, 8 are under 30 years old.
At a very young age, Tomasz Machciński built an identity around an autograph, addressed to him by an actress he believed to be his mother. From this confusion, which lasted more than twenty years, a protean and personal mythology was born that reconstructs the artist. As the image of the Ovidian myth, or Gregor Samsa, Tomasz Machciński cannot be described. Indeed, his work consists of multiple self-portraits of as many different physiognomies. Exhibited in 2019 at the Rencontres de la Photographie, his works are already part of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Museum of Photography in Krakow (Poland) as well as the collection abcd/Bruno Decharme.