Tuesday June 2, 2020

Nadine O'Regan: Off Message

Selfie fever continues to rage unabated, with a new exhibition in London devoted to the ‘art’ form. But what does it say about the times we live in?

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
23rd April, 2017
Was Rembrandt accused of narcissism for painting himself? Pic: Getty

I’m not one to tell other people how to lead their lives, but I’ll be honest: as far as I’m concerned, one of the odder and more disturbing trends of modern times has been our increasing fascination with selfie-taking – the practice whereby we relentlessly take pictures of ourselves to post on social media, racking up ‘likes’ as a form of currency.

Why, in 2017, are we...

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