Talia Chetrit

Oct 6th, 2023 – Jan 7th, 2024
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Copyright the artist; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; Photo Allen Phillips

The fundamental tensions of photography animate the work of Talia Chetrit. In an age of image excess, Chetrit uses her camera to probe the relationship between photographer and subject, investigating themes of agency, authorship, intimacy, and the passage of time. Her practice incorporates diverse formats and genres, including portraiture, self-portraiture, still life, and street photography. Many of Chetrit’s images are mined from her personal archive, dating back to her childhood in the 1990s. Family, partners, and friends reappear throughout her work, as do glimpses of photographic equipment, such as tripods, flash cords, and the camera itself.

For her first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Chetrit presents a body of never-before-shown photographs in the MATRIX gallery, mixing recent works with archival images that have been re-activated through editing and cropping. Installed in a sequence that the artist likens to a sentence, Chetrit’s selection draws out new, unexpected narratives and formal connections.

MATRIX 193 is generously supported by the Wadsworth’s Contemporary Coalition.

Image courtesy of the artist, Kaufmann Repetto, Sies + Höke, and Hannah Hoffman.

About Talia Chetrit

New York based artist Talia Chetrit (*1982) explores what remains hidden in the practice and mechanisms of photography.

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