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Sanja Ivekovic

Born, 1949 in Zargreb, Croatia

From the archived Documenta 11 website: www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

“Since the mid 1970s, Sanja Ivekovic’s conceptual photography, video work and performances have been characterized by a keen awareness of how the self is a product of its representation in the mass media. Inscribing herself into the public discourse by examining the routines of daily life as they parallel and are inflicted upon by a world of fashion, advertisement and star cult, the body for Ivekovic is always a body in representation. Documenta 11 presents her seminal video Personal Cuts (1982), in which Ivekovic’s act of cutting round holes into a head mask of black tights is intertwined with archival footage from a State TV program on the history of Yugoslavia. Shifting from look to touch, from indexical and metonymical representations of the body, Ivekovic’s highly reflective works seamlessly interlace issues of gender, identity, and memory. Ideas of collective remembrance that embrace the construction of both collective memory and collective amnesia are also the theme of her new work Looking for My Mother’s Number, presented at Documenta 11, that deals with the war in Croatia, the condition of refugees and of female resistance against the Nazis.”

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