Marta Jovanovic: Performing the self

Marta Jovanovic’s first artist’s book “Performing the Self” written by Kathy Battista, published by BOSI Contemporary in affiliation with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, NY.

 

The book follows Jovanovic’s works in the past four years and deals with urging topics as identity, beauty, and sexuality while revealing a personal history that embarks on the artist’s roots and memories. Taking upon herself various guises such as an enthusiastic Yugoslavian pioneer in “Pionirka” or as an alter ego of the famous poet Gabriele D’Annunzio in “Sèlysette”, Jovanović takes risks in performing a complex existence. Jovanović’s works are an invitation to disregard conventional notions of aesthetics and embrace a democratic vision of representation, free from all constraints.

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Marta Jovanovic: Performing the self