Information Center for Israel Art
Gideon Gechtman
Israeli, born Egypt, 1942-2008
Exposure (Installation view)

In 1973 Gechtman had his first solo exhibition in the Yodfat Gallery in Tel Aviv. The exhibition, named ''Exposure'', signified Gechtman's increasing interest in the connection between art and the biographic dimension. On the walls of the gallery were enlarged photographs of the body shaving process before the open heart surgery that Gechtman underwent in 1973. Also in this exhibition were real and fabricated documents regarding Gechtman's medical condition. (Source: Wikipedia)

Photograph from the Gideon Gechtman Estate