Sanja Iveković. Lady Rosa of Luxembourg
On the occasion of Sanja Iveković’s Waiting for the Revolution exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg, the largest monograph on the artist’s work to date, Mudam and Casino Luxembourg launch the book Lady Rosa of Luxembourg. It is devoted to one of the biggest projects carried out in public space by Sanja Iveković, the work Lady Rosa of Luxembourg, which had a remarkable presentation in Luxembourg in 2001 and which triggered an unprecedented controversy in the country.
Sanja Iveković, Lady Rosa of Luxembourg, 2001. Gilded polyester, wood, inkjet print. Sculpture: 240 x 160 x 90 cm. Collection of the artist. © Photo: Eric Chenal.
Echoing the exhibition at Mudam, where the work occupies a central place, the publication starts with the project in order to explore major issues concerning Iveković’s practice. It notably brings together previously unpublished texts by Enrico Lunghi and Bojana Pejić, as well as an interview with the artist by Christophe Gallois. An archive section also retraces the polemic incited by the project when first presented.
Mudam Edition, 2012
Publishers: Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Luxembourg
Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
Orders: [email protected]
Sanja Iveković, Waiting for the Revolution
Exhibition from June 2 to September 16, 2012
As a central figure in the Croatian art scene, Sanja Iveković has been developing since the early 1970s a committed, engagé oeuvre, driven by concerns to do with the issues of gender, identity and memory. The exhibition Waiting for the Revolution brings together a broad selection of works produced between 1975 and today. It is organized around two directions: a first group of works highlights the place occupied by the issues of the monument and collective memory in Iveković’s practice, while a second group, combining in particular her first series of photomontages with recent works using similar montage procedures, is concerned with the question of gender and the mechanisms of representation. Iveković has also devised a new project for the public space, Freiheit ist… (2012), which echoes the stances that Lady Rosa of Luxembourg had given rise to in 2001. The whole sheds light on the way in which Iveković’s work, throughout her career, has been constructed in response to “states of emergency”: “I do not hand over answers but ask questions instead,” she says.
Sanja Iveković was born in 1949 in Zagreb, where she lives and works.
Curators: Christophe Gallois, Enrico Lunghi
The exhibition is part of MONO, an original cross-border initiative by fifteen modern and contemporary art venues in Luxembourg, France and Germany. Between 1 June and 2 September 2012, the collaborating venues will simultaneously present solo exhibitions by contemporary artists. www.mono2012.eu
For more information on Sanja Iveković’s exhibition Waiting for the Revolution and Mudam, please go to www.mudam.lu