Vanderbilt artist Vesna Pavlović exhibits at the Frist Center

Herzlich Willkommen Im Hotel Hyatt Belgrad, April 1999 (Vesna Pavlovic)

The explorations of Vesna

Djerdap Hotel, Kladovo II, 2001, from "Hotels" series (Vesna Pavlovic)

Pavlović into our motivations for taking photographs and how we experience them are showcased in a major exhibit opening in June at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Pavlović, assistant professor of art at Vanderbilt University, will give a free talk about her work 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Frist Center, 919 Broadway. The exhibit, Projected Histories, will run June 24 to Sept. 11.

“In my most recent work, the photography practice itself is the subject, and is explored through the transformation of the image and its perception within various viewing conditions,” Pavlović said.

The show will include a series of “found” slides from the vacations of one family over the years, starkly colorful photographs of vacant hotel interiors in Pavlović’s native Serbia and a series of photos of basketball fans watching games in Serbia, the United States, and Greece.

“Vesna Pavlović shows that photography’s apparent truthfulness allows it to both conceal and reveal cultural attitudes,” said Mark Scala, chief curator at the Frist Center.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Pavlović earned a bachelor’s degree in cinematography from the University of Belgrade and went on to a master’s degree in fine arts from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Museum of History in Yugoslavia in Belgrade and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif.

Pavlović’s exhibit will be featured in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery at the Frist Center. It will coincide with an Andy Warhol show at the Frist, Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work. It will be accompanied by a gallery guide written by photography scholar and Frist Center Executive Director Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D.

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Watching (Vesna Pavolovic)

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