Sanja Ivekovic

Double Life: September 1975 and “Marie Claire” 1975

1975

On display at Tate Liverpool

Original title
Dvostruki Zivot
Medium
Photograph, black and white and printed paper on paper
Dimensions
Frame: 599 x 799 x 25 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2009
Reference
T12971

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.

Gallery label, June 2011