Present Perfect

Artist House, Tel-Aviv Solo exhibition - Maya Smira. Present Perfect is a multi-channel video installation, depicting young women who posed in front of the camera for seven minutes, without any aesthetic or functional conditions. This series of long portraits has its roots in the early days of photography, when subjects were required to pose for a long time due to the low level of sensitivity of the photographic plates. Maya Smira’s installation addresses women’s continuing struggles against the norms and conventions dictated by Western historiography, which is essentially masculine. The power relations existing between the “surveyor” and the “surveyed” have a social ontological status.


Photos: Maya Smira


Read more about the exhibition (Hebrew)

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