‘Self-Consciousness’ at VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin, is a group exhibition exploring the history and evolution of the portrait. Curators Hiltons Als and Peter Doig selected pieces that represent the diversity and evolution of modern portraiture: artists come from several generations, use varying media, and range from established to outsider. ‘Self-Consciousness’ juxtaposes distinct artists and their work in such a way that questions the definable qualities of portraiture. Despite myriad styles and genres, many of the artists share a common exploration of themes of sexuality, race, and gender. Among the featured artists are Boscoe Holder, Giorgio de Chirico, Alice Neel, Glenn Ligon, and Chris Ofili.