From Suzanne Révy’s article for What Will You Remember?:
While performing my ritual morning and evening ablutions, I am accorded a disconcerting number of opportunities to scrutinize my face and neck. Occasionally, I find myself wondering at the ways my appearance has changed over time and the ways my experiences and emotions may manifest themselves in my face and body. Such contemplations about my own growth and mortality have prompted me sporadically to make a self-portrait. And indeed, the search for the evolving self has motivated artists and photographers to turn to themselves as subject matter throughout the centuries. The RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island has brought together a selection of provocative photographic self-portraits in The Performative Self-Portrait on view through November 12th, 2023.