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Kaufmann Repetto Milano

Via di Porta Tenaglia 7, 20121 Milano

From Nov. 18, 2016
to Jan. 14, 2017



Nov. 17, 2016
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


The exhibition is comprised of new works and a small selection from the artist’s archive. Chetrit re-contextualizes these past works by combining them with recent images, bringing into focus certain subject matters that remain consistently considered throughout yet stand subject to continued reinvention by the artist.
In Chetrit’s photographs, themes of power and control are personified by the inherent employment of the camera’s shutter. The artist uses her own self, as well as both consenting and unsuspecting subjects, to explore the complex dynamics that develop on either side of the lens. Her invitation for the viewer’s participation in personal and intimate moments, like in Untitled (Kiss) , is countered by that very decision to make the private public. Through a closer consideration of Chetrit’s past and present photographic series, viewers may recognize an ongoing push and pull of her own intentional vulnerability. Chetrit’s fervent focus on sexuality brings an attention to the rigid innuendos of intimacy by challenging the viewer’s perceptions of pornography, voyeurism and objectification.