Zack, Maya b.1976 / Living Room #1
about this work
The "Living Room" series was created after sessions of interviews Maya took with and elderly Jewish Gentleman who described his Berlin home prior to World War II in Maya's ears.
Later she went on an extensive research of the era in order to reconstruct a computer 3D visualization of this house.  The result is this series of 4 prints which depict a typical Jewish home in Berlin of the 1930's. 
The 4 pieces surround the viewer standing in the middle of the experience, creating a house of their own and invite the viewer to "visit" the house, or more precisely, voyage through our collective memory. 
"Living Room" addresses an extinct German Jewish past from the period prior to World War II.  
Memories of this world relate to concrete places that, due to forced immigration, exist now at a great distance (of both time and space).

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Maya Zack (b.1976, Israel)

Living Room #1, 2009

B/W computer visualization (2D)
Edition: 1/5
80 x 200 cm.
31 1/2 x 78 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S PhotographMiddle East

exhibitions

Pluriel-Regards sur l'art contemporain israélien
Villa Emerige, Paris, France
October 2012 - November 2012

Living Room
Jewish Museum, New York, USA
July 2011 - October 2011

How German is it?
Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
June 2011

Living Room
Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
September 2010

The Ark
Mani House, Leumi Gallery, Tel - Aviv, Israel
February 2010 - April 2010

Artwork History
  • artist origin
  • provenance
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  • exhibitions
  • multiple

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