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Jana Sterback "Vanitas" 1987 - seen at elles@centrepompidou

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Dress made out of fresh meat, worn by the artist in 1987.

Dress as exhibited.


Fan of Pipilotti Rist

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Piece seen in Paris elles@centrepompidou. Projected on the floor + music piece.

Delphine Reist "averse" 2007 - Elles@centrepompidou show

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Video piece where the projection fitted the wall of the gallery space.

Statring as a fully enlighted room, the bulbs start exploding, the one after the other leading to complete darkness in the video but also in the projecting space.

I like the simplicity and the perfect correspondence between the 2 spaces : the one of the video and the one of the projection.
I like the fact that we are reminded of the making of a projection : the need of light for it to happen !



New findings in Vogue magazine

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Valérie Belin

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Sanja Iveković

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Seen this summer in Paris, elles@centrepompidou.
"Diary, 1976"






Another, very 70's feminist work :
Double life, 1975

"Dvostruki zivot (Double life, 1975) is a series of 66 pairs of photographs where snapshots from her personal album are placed side by side with images of women from women's magazines, paired according to the similarity in their appearances, figures, accessories and situations. The emphasis on the parallelism between the mass media and the private photographs blurs the distinction between original and copy, between model and representation, and invites us to think about the nature and origin of the stereotypes of femininity. Is it the mass media that appropriate expressions, poses and attitudes which are typical of female behaviour or is it women who, under the influence of those media constructs, have ended up adopting them? Ivekovic suggests the influence of the mass media in the shaping of feminine stereotypes and turns them into elements of i…