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The Mask never lies


Catalan , English 20€ Buy
Spanish , English 20€ Buy

The Mask Never Lies takes us on a journey through the political uses of masks in modern society and looks at the politics of how faces are controlled, cultural resistance to identification, the defence of anonymity, the strategies of terror in the act of concealment, and the way in which bad guys, heroes or heroines and dissidents use masks as a symbol of identity.


Structured in seven areas, the catalogue covers diverse but underground interconnected stories: the Ku Klux Klan, Fantomas, Leo Taxil and the Freemasonry, Dadaism, Surrealism, the mexican wrestling mask, masked political activism, the plague and the pandemic, etc.


Authors: Servando Rocha, Jordi Costa, Elaine Frantz, Fernando González Viñas, José Lázaro, Joaquín Santiago García, Julia Ramírez-Blanco, Iain Sinclair, Masha Alekhina

Publication year: 2022

Pages: 200

Dimensions: 17 × 24 cm.

Images in B/W: 140

978-84-19091-10-9 (Català - English)
978-84-19091-11-6 (Castellano - English)

CCCB and Direcció de Comunicació de la Diputació de Barcelona

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