mehryl levisse




curriculum vitae

the selfie show

exposition collective




mona - museum of new art

detroit / états-unis / 08.05.2015 - 05.06.2015

commissaire jef bourgeau & jessica hopkins


épiphragme, 2011

captation photographique

dimensions variables

(à gauche sur l'image 6/10)


crédit photo © dvs - detroit






The Selfie Show: An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits


'Unfortunately, the selfie continues to be the target of derision, despite its popularity across all generations of cell phone users. “It’s bogged down in this narcissist argument. It’s often confused with profile pictures and with some self-representation practices that we can see on Facebook.”And journalists are partly to blame, she says. “The media tends to highlight online social practices as being the result of narcissistic behaviors, simply because Internet and mobile phones are communication tools open to everyone.”


In fact, these new communication tools have helped us, because the media have now lost their centuries-old monopoly on not only the creation but the mass distribution of both images and of speech.'

- Olivier Laurent for Time Magazine


The art of the self-portrait verses the merits of the ubiquitous modern selfie photo was the debate at the center of The Selfie Show that opened at the Museum of New Art in Troy, (Detroit's Contemporary Museum since 1996) MI on Friday, May 08, 2015. The exhibition features over 650 selfies and classic self-portraits from a mix of local, national and international artists. The show runs until June 05, 2015 at the Museum of New Art located at 2501 Rochester Court in Troy.