doppelgänger is the second in a series of virtual exhibitions held by the National Portrait Gallery that explore contemporary notions of portraiture in the online realm. Based in Second Life the exhibition features the work of five artists interested in exploring the concepts of constructed self, beauty and likeness, truth and illusion in self representation.

Art Exhibition previously on at National Portrait Gallery in Australia.
From Friday 23 October 2009 to Monday 23 March 2009

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Published by anonymous on Monday 02 November 2009.
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At the heart of the exhibition is the, often fearful, societal fascination with the ideas of twinning, cloning and the concept of the other self. The participating artists from Australia, Italy, USA and China have analysed notions of portraiture and identity in their works that exploit the unique qualities presented by the Second Life environment.

The exhibition will run from 23 October 2009 to 23 March 2010 on the purpose-built Portrait Island within Second Life. Multimedia interpretations of these works are also available for viewing in exhibition spaces at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.