Sumac Space An Initiative Devoted to Art of The Middle East, Shows Its 3rd Digital Exhibition
The Digital Exhibition, Present Imperfect Is On-View At Www.Sumac.Space From February 2nd To March 23th, 2021
With particular emphasis on the experiences of women in the Middle East, Present Imperfect seeks to regard identity and place through the lens of bodily experiences and socio-political norms and restrictions. The exhibition features five artists (Jafra Abu Zoulouf, Joana Kohen, Azita Moradkhani, Ruth Patir and Maya Perry) who provide various perspectives on present-day womanhood. The exhibition considers the conception of identity in the present moment as intrinsically related both to the constraints of the past and the promises of the future. Simultaneously, it reflects upon the stratified, conflicting and imperfect result of this process.
From February 2nd, the new platform https://sumac.space will show its third digital exhibition, Present Imperfect. This is the third of a three-part project that brings together artists from the Middle East.
Jafra Abu Zoulouf, b. 1987, Daliat El Carmel. Lives and works in Haifa, Palestine.
Joana Kohen, b.1988, Istanbul, Turkey. Lives and works between London and Istanbul.
Azita Moradkhani, b.1985, Tehran, Iran. Lives and works in New York, USA.
Ruth Patir, b.1984, New York, USA. Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Maya Perry, b.1994, New York, USA. Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Darya Aloufy (b.1992) is an art historian and curator. She holds a BA in History of Art from Tel Aviv University and an MA in History of Art from University College London. Her research focuses on ambivalent narratives of identity and counter-narratives, with special interest in photographic archives as well as women's image. She is currently the Assistant Curator at TAU Gallery.
Co-Founder Davood Madadpoor
Co-Founder Katharina Ehrl