Sanja Ivekovic Double Life: 1975 and “Amica” September 1962 1975

Artwork details

Artist
Sanja Ivekovic born 1949
Title
Double Life: 1975 and “Amica” September 1962
Dvostruki Zivot
Date 1975
Medium Photograph, black and white on paper and 2 printed papers on paper
Dimensions Frame: 599 x 1003 x 25 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Members 2009
Reference
T12969
Not on display

Display caption

In each of these works an image from a women’s fashion magazine is framed alongside a photograph of the artist. Her actions and poses appear to mimic those in the found magazine pages, but the photographs are in fact pictures that existed in Ivekovic’s personal collection, often taken months or even years before the magazines were published. Part of a series called Double Life, originally published as an artist’s book, these works suggest the impact of media imagery on women’s lives while also highlighting the disparity between such images and the everyday.

June 2011

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