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Irena Sladoje

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Irena Sladoje's art starts from a specific social and psychological position on one side – wherein , through an individual story, she opens up universal metaphors about “the state of human being” (the cycle entitled Pain) – while, on the other side, she turn superficiality of the universal and omnipresence of the trivial into a real human dimension (video Short Stories). Her analyses, from the individual to the society, link disturbing and humorous extremities and explore emotions in a medical manner, by performing surgeries and putting stitches, or they put facts from the black chronicle down to symbols/ dolls typical of a child’s play. Amidst those extremities, she documents her own migration and listens to the heartbeats (video Home) or she transcribes/ writes down a broadcast of a football match by inserting a rural landscape in a snowy night into it (Bosnian Fairytale, a series of photographs). The intention is not to link the extremities but to reflect, in an artistic manner, the selected and reduced opposed ends, thus creating her own signature

Cultural exchange programs between the US and Central and Eastern Europe since 1990


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