In conjunction with artist Vesna Pavlović's exhibition, Fabrics of Socialism
, the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University will host an Artist Panel Discussion with Pavlović
and GSU faculty members Jill Frank
, Dan Weiskopf
, and Stewart Ziff
Wednesday, November 14, 7pm
100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium
FREE and open to the public
Fabrics of Socialism
, Vesna Pavlović's first solo exhibition with whitespace gallery
, is a body of photography works based on the research of a black and white image archive found in the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. The archive is the visual record of former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito's career and his travels around the world and former Yugoslavia. Transforming the archive into a large theatrical set offers a way to discuss the photographic representation of history and collective memory of post-World War II Yugoslavia. The tension between the archive's private intention and its public display is central to the character of the archive's photographic and historical representation. The works in the exhibition evoke a bygone socialist utopia and everydayness of monumental history. Fabrics of Socialism
runs through November 23.
Pavlović's projects examine visual representations of specific cultural and political histories through the mechanism of photographic representation. Her photographic installations interrogate the impermanence of photographic archives and their preservation in advance of digital technologies. Photographic archives serve as a repository for a historically distinct, analog technology. Through a variety of strategies, Pavlović expands the photographic image beyond its frame, traditional format, and narrative.