Grinding the Individual From the Fabrics of Socialism at Whitespace, Andrew Alexander, Burnaway, November 7, 2013
Vesna Pavlovic’s poetic exploration of media as propaganda in native Yugoslavia, at Whitespace, Harriette Grissom, Arts Atlanta, November 7, 2013
CENCIA Presents Vesna Pavlovic
In conjunction with artist Vesna Pavlovic's exhibition, Fabrics of Socialism, at the whitespace gallery in Atlanta, the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University will host an Artist Panel Discussion with Pavlovic and GSU faculty members Jill Frank, Dan Weiskopf, and Stewart Ziff.
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 7pm
Venue: 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium
Cost: FREE and open to the public
FABRICS OF SOCIALISM
October 18-November 30, 2013
Fabrics of Socialism, artist Vesna Pavlovi?'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.
TWELVE VARIATIONS: HATCH ARTISTS IN CONTEXT
Featuring HATCH Projects Residents Kristina Felix, Johana Mosocoso, Jessica Bardsley, Kristin Nason, Rebecca Hamlin Green, and Victoria Bradford
With additional works by Vesna Pavlovic, Allison Reimus, Dianna Frid, Scott Fortino, Ronny Quevado,
and Stephanie Brooks
Curated by Jessica Cochran
November 1- December 5, 2013
Chicago Artists Coalition
Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Inauguración: Sábado 7 de septiembre / 17 HS
Hasta el 3 de noviembre
En su primera exposición individual en la Argentina, Pavlovic (Serbia / EE.UU.) presenta fotografías e instalaciones que interrogan la historia del medio fotográfico analógico y su relación con la memoria.
LOOKING FOR IMAGES
window (re/production | re/presentation) Asheville, NC
Window (re/production | re/presentation) is pleased to present Looking for Images, by Vesna Pavlovi?. The installation will be on view from September 2nd to the 30th. Pavlovic describes the work as a photographic transparency consisting of a patchwork of vintage travel slides, woven together through two digital layers. Printed on transparent media and adhered to the façade, the storefront window will serve in this instance as the light?box or viewfinder usually used to inspect these miniscule images.
ART OF SPORT
Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, NY
September 20 - November 23, 2013
Curated by Craig Smith and Sean Donaher
The exhibition includes an international group of artists working, including Smith, in a diversity of conceptual aesthetic modes that address the social engagement with a culture of competitive sports in the United States and abroad. Covering a dynamic range of professional, amateur, and almost unrecognized as sport, this photography, film, public performance, and interactive media exhibition will demonstrate the hype, criticism, design, and process of sports competition, body and mind development, social construction, and rehabilitation through sport, real-time communication feeds (radio, tv, web) of live events, community identity, and sports tourism in the United States and abroad. The Art of Sport presents artists whose conceptual, technical, and aesthetic processes learn from, utilize, and create innovative strategies to critically and visually demonstrate relations between art and sport.
Confirmed participants include Catherine Opie (US), Paul Pfeiffer (US),
Daria Martin (UK), John Baldessari (US), Anne Hardy (UK), Hans van der
Meer (NL), Lee Walton (US), Matthew Bakkom (US), Vesna Pavlovic
(Serbis/US), Mitch Miller (US), Craig Smith (US), Bradley Beesley (US),
and Harold Edgerton (US).
Source: College of Fine Arts Loop Blog
Paço das Artes
São Paulo, Brazil
October 1- December, 2013
Curated by Priscila Arantes
A FOTOGRAFIA DO INVISIVEL
Curso compacto com Vesna Pavlovi?
Escola de Comunicações e Artes
Universidade de São Paulo
23-27 de Setembro_2013
Depto. Artes Plásticas
Como parte do intercâmbio entre os Deptos de Artes Plásticas da ECA-USP e da Universidade Vanderbilt (Nashville, USA), será oferecido, entre os dias 23 e 27 de setembro, das 19 às 22 hs (sala C8 - prédio do Depto. de Artes Plásticas), o curso compacto sobre a arte fotográfica contemporânea ministrado pela professora Vesna Pavlovi? (Servia - USA) no contexto da disciplina “A fotografia do Invisível”, de responsabilidade do prof. Dr. Mario Ramiro.
As aulas tematizam a chamada “fotografia expandida”, analisando as manifestações contemporâneas da produção fotográfica que se expandem para o espaço instalativo das exposições e que também se utilizam de recursos de outras mídias audiovisuais na sua constituição. As aulas irão também apresentar os conceitos e técnicas contemporâneas que consideram os arquivos fotográficos já existentes como um ponto de partida para o trabalho criativo. A profa. Vesna irá abordar, por meio de uma série de slides, leituras, oficinas e discussões o desenvolvimento do pensamento conceitual no campo da arte fotográfica até a chamada "fotografia expandida", onde a instalação e o cinema se apresentam, nos dias de hoje, como formas de leitura e apresentação possíveis para o trabalho fotográfico.
A discussão pretende evoluir ainda para os temas da impermanência e preservação dos arquivos fotográficos nos dias de hoje. A artista e profa. de fotografia da universidade Vanderbilt, em Nashville, Tennessee (USA) irá apresentar a sua pesquisa sobre a "Iconografia do Espetáculo", em que utiliza arquivos de imagens fotográficas como forma de discutir a representação da história e da memória coletiva na antiga Iugoslávia após a Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Aulas serão abertas ao público, sem necessidade de inscrição.
IVAN GRUBANOV, ADRIA JULIÀ, VESNA PAVLOVIC, DALIJA ACIN THELANDER
CURATED BY MAJA CIRIC
LGP has invited Maja Ciric to curate WE’RE EVERYTHING TO EACH OTHER, an exhibition of four artists that examine curatorial practice in a transnational context and transcultural politics of representation. Pavlovi?’s SEARCH FOR LANDSCAPES follows a real American family on a 1960s world trip. The casual snapshots of domestic posing against exotic landscapes reveal the climb of America’s status of power. Grubanov’s long-term research project THE EVIL PAINTER is code for formulating a counterpublic and a discourse for a resistant identity. NOTES ON THE MISSING OH is Adria Julia’s film portrait of Hollywood flop movie Inchon. Julia gently reconfigures the Korean-War film’s landscapes and interviews cast members to disclose a film and history mired in propaganda, war mongering and underhand deals. (gallery website)
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College Chicago
April 12- July 3, 2013
Featuring the work of:
The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce Spectator Sports, a group exhibition that includes artists who consider ways technologies cultivate and engage sports fans––using broadcast displays of professional athleticism intermixed with narrative dramatization. Central to each artist’s interest is a vicarious connection that fans feel with the athletes or teams they root for. The artworks shown address the experience of watching athletics live, in real time, and also analyze the complex cultural meanings that can be unpacked by studying archives of past performances. Together, the artists in Spectator Sports reveal ways the design of sports arenas, the conventions of broadcast media, and the storylines that surround athletic competition turn real bodies into representations that we simultaneously empathize with, and consume. (MOCP)
Archetype Drift: A Call for New Methods of Photographic Making
Opening Reception Wednesday, March 6
5:00pm–8:00pm at Johalla Projects
1821 West Hubbard Street, Ste. 209
Running concurrent with the Society for Photographic Education’s (SPE) sold-out, national conference, Filter Photo is pleased to announce a juried exhibition, Archetype Drift. The exhibition is juried and curated by Jason Lazarus and presented at the West Town gallery Johalla Projects from March 6th – 23rd. The exhibition will address new ways of photographic making, editing, and presentation and will include still photographs, video work, and GIFs. (website)
SEED Space, Nashville, TN
January 19 - March 1, 2013
Art Matters is pleased to announce 32 grants ranging in amounts of $3,000 - $10,000 to artists who are working on socially engaged projects with a local, national and/or global focus: Nicole Awai, Rozalinda Borcila, Che Chen, Sandra de la Loza, Sergio de la Torre, Harry Dodge, Daniel Duford, Kate Gilmore, Renée Green, Wynne Greenwood, Trajal Harrell, Pablo Helguera, Laryssa Husiak, Mary Jeys, Jennie C. Jones, Vishal Jugdeo, Deana Lawson, Ander Mikalson, Irvin Morazan, Alison O’Daniel, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Vesna Pavlovic, Paul Pfeiffer, Postcommodity, Elaine Reichek, Miljohn Ruperto, Lisa Sigal, Hong-An Truong, Jono Vaughan, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Will Wilson, and Geo Wyeth. (website)
Center for Cultural Decontamination invites you to join us
for the New Years' exhibition and ceremonial sale of photographs
NOT EVERYTHING IS SO BLACK AND WHITE
- Vesna Pavlovic from the CZKD archives (1995-2002)
Exhibition is opened on December 31st, Noon to 6 pm
CZKD Belgrade, Serbia
New Years Concert - Gabriella Benak, violin
Na fotografijama su/In photographs: Stojan Cerovic, Misa Mihajlov, Petar Lukovic, Slobodan Snajder, Branka Prpa, Latinka Perovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Rambo Amadeus, Ivan Colovic, Ana Miljanic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, BORDEL RATNIKA, Marija Opsenica,Sonja Vukicevic, Vladislav Djordjevic, grupa Skart, Nebojsa Milikic, Obrad Savic, Drinka Gojkovic, Vladimir Arsnijevic, Barbara Dejvis, Jelena Santic, Jerko Denegri, Irina Subotic, Stasa Zajovic, Lino Veljak, Dragomir Olujic, Lula Mikijelj, Dasa Duhacek, Zoran Eric, Branko Pavic, Sonja Vukicevic , Slobodan Bestic, Nikola Dzafo, Dragoslav Krnajski, Zelimir Zilnik, Biljana Kovacevic Vuco, Sonja Biserko, Rajko Danilovic, Zak Lang, Djerdj Konrad, Liv Ulman, Bibi Anderson, Zan Mazalu, Goran Stefanovski , Jovan Cirilov, Olivera Milosavljevic, Andrej Mitrovic, Vera Vukelic, Filip David, Laslo Vegel, Zarko Korac, Ljubisa Rajic, Igor Mandic, Radovan Kupres, Tanja Petrovic, Vojin Dimitrijevic, Branka Petric, Adem Demaci, Jirzi Mencl, Robertu Culi, Nikola Petrovic, Vane Ivanovic, PERTEJ,Radomir Konstantinovic, Slobodan Inic, Nebojsa Popov, Goran Susljik, Aljosa Mimica, Ljubisa Ristic, Irfan Mensur, Mirjana Karanovic, Nenad Prokic, Miladin Zivotic, Dina Djurovic, Predrag Ejdus, Zagorka Golubovic...
Meta-Mentors: Hybrid Practices
College Art Association 2013 Annual Conference
New York, February 13-16, 2013
CAA Services to Artists Committee
Murray Hill Suite, 2nd Floor
Chairs: Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University; Niku Kashef, California State University, Northridge
Yvette Brackman, independent artist
Samantha Fields, California State University, Northridge
Hope Ginsburg, Virginia Commonwealth University
Max Schumann, Printed Matter, Inc
Jenna Spevack, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
re: NOUN, an exhibition of persons, places and things
Westobou Festival 2012, Augusta, Georgia
Old Academy of Richmond County, Oct. 3-7, 2012
Curated by Nancy Solomon
The 19th century neo-Gothic architecture of the Old Academy is the unique setting for this exhibition that explores the traditional genres of portraiture, still life, landscape and architecture through the lens of current contemporary art practices. Genre painting, made popular in 17th century Europe, continues to appeal to contemporary artists. Demonstrating a unique vision and approach to the subject matter Louise Belcourt, William Christenberry, Holly Coulis, Drew Galloway, Ashley Kauschinger, Vivian Maier, Vee Speers, Katherine Taylor, Dayna Thacker, Vesna Pavlovic, and Angela West re-invigorate the dialogue about pictorial representation in the visual arts in the context of 21st century life and culture.
Hold Still/Keep Going: time and Memory in Contemporary Lens-based Media
Co-Chairs: Dawn Roe, Rollins College; Elisabeth Friedman, Illinois State University
Paper presentation // Real Images
SECAC 2012 conference // Collisions: SECAC 2012 Hits Tobacco Road
October 13-20, Durham, NC
InLight Richmond 2012
November 2, 2012
1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Tunnel: The Secret of the Siege of Sarajevo, Georgia State University, November 12-15, 2012
Women in Black, exhibition
Rialto Lobby Mezzanine, Atlanta
Hidden Narratives, Vesna Pavlovic & Maria Finn, Interview by Anja lindholm, Kopenhagen Art Institute Magasin, Kopenhagen.dk, published online 27.06.2012
CSArt, Community Supported Art exhibition at the Nashville International Airport BNA, Nashville, TN, USA
Vesna Pavlovic's Projected Images, An essay by Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art, Montclair Art Museum
Hidden Narratives, Artist talk
Vesna Pavlovic & Maria Finn
Faculty Library of Humanities
Negotiating (In)visibilities conference
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Maria Finn & Vesna Pavlovic
BKS Garage, Copenhagen
9. juni – 31. juni 2012
CPH AIR Artist in Residency Program
G Fine Art
May 12 - June 20, 2012
Opening Reception: May 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm
“In Michael Tournier’s fable The Legend of Painting, a caliph holds a competition to establish the better of the two paintings commissioned to cover opposing walls in his palace. The first painting, by an artist who’d never left home before, is unveiled to show the beautiful picture of a Chinese garden. A week later, the second, widely travelled, painter pulls back the curtain to uncover a vast mirror in which the first painting is brilliantly reflected. He hadn’t lifted a brush but was immediately declared the winner as not only did his secondary image contain the beauty of the first, but its garden was also alive, populated by those viewing it." (Tournier 1992)
Bucharest Bienniale 5
Tactics for the Here and Now
May 25 - July 22, 2012
Search for Landscapes
February 2 - March 17, 2012
Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
For her first solo exhibition at Zeitgeist, Vesna Pavlovi? presents her ongoing project "Search for Landscapes", shown as a photographic installation last year at the Untitled, (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011. "Search for Landscapes" develops around a group of found vintage slides, which depict one American family's travels around the world during the 1960s - 80s. This coincided with a period of American mobility and freedom of travel to the world’s exotic locations and well-known pilgrimage sites. While looking into the materiality and physicality of these objects, Pavlovi? developed interest in slides as a first level of representation of tourist sites, a direct positive, and an object.
"Du monde clos à l’univers infini" - "From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe"
Le Quartier Centre d'Art Conte,porain, Quimper, France
Du 28 janvier au 25 mars 2012
Zbynek Baladran, Rosa Barba, Juliana Borinski, Nicolas Cilins, Bruce Conner, Julien Crépieux, Raphaël Hefti, Runo Lagomarsino, Elizabeth McAlpine, Vesna Pavlovic, Steven Pippin, Florian et Michael Quistrebert, Paul Sharits
Guest curator : Marc Bembekoff
In his 1957 book "From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe" philosopher-historian Alexandre Koyré describes the perceptual shift that has taken place in our rapport with the world since the 18th century. Mapped onto the field of the visual arts, his theories enable comparisons between the closed world and the movie theatre and between the infinite universe and the exhibition space. As it leads the viewer through the twists and turns of perception, this exhibition speculates about how the moving image has been freed from its standardised setting in terms of both production and circulation : how it has broken out of the traditional movie theatre and been integrated into exhibitions in new forms that take account of the roles of the viewer and the object created.
Marc Bembekoff is a freelance exhibition curator specialising in experimental cinema. A co-founder of the Le Bureau/ exhibition curators’ collective, he is currently a curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Untitled, (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011
Curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann
September 17 - November 13
"The visual identity and the title of the 12th Istanbul Biennial—Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011—reference the work of the Cuban American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996), one of the most important artists of the contemporary era."... "The curators of the 12th Istanbul Biennial, to remain in line with Gonzalez-Torres’s idea of “Untitled”, developed a critical position toward preconceived notions of the exhibition and did not declare the list of participating artists until the opening. Thus they proposed to prevent any possible pre-consumption of the exhibition. The 12th Istanbul Biennial aims to draw attention to the importance of the exhibition, the primary format of artistic and curatorial expression, in response to the mentality today favoring ancillary events and programming, especially in a biennial context. The biennial is precisely installed in a single, carefully constructed space, Antrepo 3 and 5, in a manner that privileges the display and juxtaposition of the artworks."
Vesna Pavlovic: Projected Histories
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
June 24–September 11, 2011
This exhibition will include photographs taken in Vesna Pavlovic’s native Serbia and the United States over the last two decades. Focusing on sites and events of cultural significance, Pavlovic examines the power of photography to shape the perception of history as an expression of people’s dreams and aspirations by projecting and conflating self-images and national ideologies.
The exhibition begins with a selection of photographs that were taken in Serbia during the 1990s and explores the failure of utopian modernism under Communism while posing questions about the veneer of normalcy maintained during the civil war and allied bombardment. It concludes with an installation of recent works that considers the values and consumerist ideologies relating to contemporary American life.
Vesna Pavlovic’: Projected Histories is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.