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And the winner is … Chiseche Salome Mibenge … I attended the opening night of the  The National Academy Museum exhibit Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence in January 2015

Artists have created self-portraits for centuries, in part to ensure presence in their absence. Self explores the relationship artists have with their own image and how self-representation has evolved over the past 200 years. In our age of compulsive self-celebration, it is an especially compelling moment to examine this enduring artistic genre.

I went primarily because Toyin Odutola was participating. I was delighted to also find  my favorite, Ai Weiwei’s portrait.

And I won! “You have been chosen by the National Academy Museum & School as a winner in our contest associated with our current exhibition, Self: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence. The prize is to have your portrait rendered by artist Masayuki Mitsumori , to be done on a timetable and schedule that is mutually convenient for you and the artist.

Author Sin/Gin

SIN/GIN is preoccupied with stories about relationships between power, gender and sexuality. Together, we wonder about the collective as well as individual muscles that must flex in order that we, as individuals and as groups, can assert our right to sexual pleasure, sexual autonomy, sexual health and sexual reproductive health.

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