Vesna Pavlovic Stagecraft features four extensive bodies of the photographer's work, spanning from the early 2000s to today--photographs of the Yugoslav socialist modernist hotel spaces from her internationally recognized series "Hotels"; photographs of the ceremonial space of the Yugoslav Presidential Palace in Belgrade from the series "Collection/Kolekcija" and the recent "Fabrics of Socialism" and "Sites of Memory" series exploring the archives of the Museum of Yugoslav History. The book includes critical essays that contextualize and expound on Pavlovic's unique treatment of the photographic medium, in which a photographic moment is expanded to include the conditions of image making, production, documentation, and representation.
About the Author
Vesna Pavlovic is an associate professor of art, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow (2020), Fulbright Scholar (2018-19), and Chancellor Fellow (2018-20) at Vanderbilt University. Her work has been exhibited widely and is included in major private and public art collections, including the Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Art in Embassies Program in Washington, DC; the Princeton University Art Gallery in Princeton, New Jersey; the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia, among others. Her work has previously been published in Vesna Pavlovic's Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive. More information about Vesna Pavlovic can be found at http: //vesna-pavlovic.com.