Art: Masks in Present Day

People have worn masks since the dawn of history.

Hunters adopted the fearsome horns of animals, carnival goers delighted in the secrecy they lent to their revelry, actors and playwrights make endless use of the mask. Ethnographic art is a particularly rich place to look for examples but the Aargauer Kunsthaus show avoids ethnological and historical examples and focuses on contemporary works to explore all levels of this interesting subject.

Until January 5th at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland.

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