Sanja Ivekovic

Double Life: 1975 and “Amica” September 1962


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Not on display

Sanja Ivekovic born 1949
Original title
Dvostruki Zivot
Photograph, black and white on paper and 2 printed papers on paper
Frame: 599 x 1003 x 25 mm
Presented by Tate Members 2009

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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

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