Sanja Iveković & Performance Saga

Already in the 1970s Sanja Iveković (*1949, Croatia) dealt explicitly with feminist and political themes in her photographs, videos, collages, performances and public art. She explores the image of women in communist society, especially in former Yugoslavia. She uses her body and her own personal photographs to question constructions of femininity and identity in commercial advertising, magazines and film and exposes the ways in which mass-mediated imagery and normative codes of behaviour influence our everyday lives.

Performance Saga transmits and updates the history of Performance Art on many different levels and promotes a dialogue between the generations. The project includes the conception and realization of performance pieces, the publication of video interviews and the planning of events. Performance Saga is a project by the artist Andrea Saemann and the art historian Katin Grögel, their contribution to the conference of re.act.feminism - performance art of the 1960s and 70s today (2008/2009) is a live interview with the artist Sanja Iveković.

Audio Document

Document media
Live Interview

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To be seen in
re.act.feminism - performance art of the 1960s and 70s today, Conference and Live Performances, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 24.1.2009 / 5:15 pm

Sanja Iveković
Performance Saga (PER 1)
Andrea Saemann (SAE 1)