Sanja Iveković , Women’s House (Sunglasses), 1998
Artes Mundi 6
24 October – 21 February 2015
In Gen XX (1997 – 2001) Iveković appropriates magazine advertisements that feature professional models and introduces the names, formal charges and execution dates of young female anti-fascist militants who fought against the Nazi regime in World War II. By imposing their stories onto glossy advertisements, Iveković creates a powerful juxtaposition. Her form of political critique not only highlights the largely forgotten stories of these socialist heroines but also confronts media representations of women and femininity.
An image of a Nazi officer and a donkey surrounded by a barbed wired fence was the starting point for The Disobedient (The Revolutionaries) 2012. The photograph stands as a simple metaphor for the way that concentration camps were used to punish stubborn citizens (stubborn as donkeys). Next to the image is a museum display case full of toy donkeys, labelled with names of historical figures who resisted injustices all around the world. Iveković’s art practice focuses on the individual through the media and the continued invisibility and erasure of women from the public sphere and from dominant historical narratives. Monument to Revolution (after Mies) by Sanja Iveković will be on display at National Museum Cardiff.
Screenings at Penarth Pier Pavilion
In addition to the exhibition at Ffotogallery, Sanja Iveković’s film Lighthouse will be screening in Penarth Pier Pavilion cinema. This four-minute film runs on a loop for one hour after the start time.
Fridays – 2:30pm
28th Nov, 5th, 12th December 2014
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January & 6th, 13th, 20th February 2015
Saturdays – 1pm
29th Nov, 6th, 13th December 2014
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January & 7th, 14th, 21st February 2015
Exhibition Opening / Thurs 23 October / 4.30 – 6.30pm / Free
Tea & Cake Tuesday / 3 February 2015 / Free – drop in