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Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive 


Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive 


Serbian-American artist Vesna Pavlović will discuss her work in conversation with curators Paul Bright and Katie Wolf and art historian Jay Curley to celebrate the publication of the book of essays, Vesna Pavlovic's Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive.  The conversation will be moderated by Morna O'Neill.  Reception to follow.  

Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and Archive, edited by Associate Professor of Art Morna O’Neill, is the first published volume to focus on the important Serbian-American photographer Vesna Pavlović.

“At long last, Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and Archive provides the first in-depth consideration of her fascinating and far-reaching work in which desire, projection and critical nostalgia play center stage,” says Sylvie Fortin, independent curator and writer, New York/Montreal.

The exhibition, Vesna Pavlović: Lost Art, at the Hanes Art Gallery in late 2016 addressed the geography of the post-Cold War world, comprising narratives of location and dislocation in a global context. Born and raised in Serbia, Pavlović received her BFA in cinematography from the University of Belgrade and then went on to earn an MFA in visual art from Columbia University. She is currently associate professor in the Department of Art at Vanderbilt University. The book contextualizes Pavlović’s photographs and installations in relationship to art history, the legacy of the Cold War in Eastern Europe, and contemporary display practice through five essays by award-winning art historians and curators, as well as an artist’s portfolio.

Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art considers projection and screening as technical and allegorical processes.” says John Miller, Professor of Professional Practice, Barnard College Department of Art History, (Visual Arts Concentration). “The result is both poignant and revelatory.”

Vesna Pavlović: Lost Art received the 2018 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials.

The exhibition was organized by Paul Bright, director of the Hanes Art Gallery, with support from Katie Wolf, assistant director of the gallery. SECAC is a major national organization that promotes the visual arts in higher education. Both the exhibition and publication were praised as “accessible, provocative, and sophisticated.” 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:30pm

Bookmarks 634 W. Fourth St. #110 Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Arts & Entertainment, Next Week at Wake


Academics, Art

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Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students

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Katie Wolf

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