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Blue Apple

Senior Member
Persian (Iran)
Does "whose male representatives take up varying positions of power" in the text below imply "the art world in which the power is in the hands of men"?

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in her photographic series Strip, 1999–2000, Stehli is positioned with her back to the viewer, towards whom are faced the various art critics, curators and dealers in front of whom Stehli strips, having given them the remote to take the photograph at the point where they want her to stop. Is this an act of narcissistic exhibitionism or does her self-objectification turn the tables on the narcissistic desires of the art world, whose male representatives take up varying positions of power (Art and Psychoanalysis by Maria Walsh).​
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    It means more "[the desires of the art world] that men seem to feel themselves entitled to control."
     
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