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FGCU Art Program presents Vesna Pavlovic on Feb. 23

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As part of the Fjelstul Art Lecture Series, the FGCU Art Program presents Vesna Pavlovic: Material Memories. This lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building on the FGCU campus, Fort Myers.
There will be a light reception to follow in the Arts Complex Lobby. This lecture is free and open to the public.
At the heart of the Material Memories project is the question of what role photography plays in remembering history, both personal and public.
What are the moments of our collective history that we keep, and which parts do we forget?
What role do institutional archives play in the construction of collective memory?
A single black and white photograph, found at the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, provoked a discovery into post World War II history of socialist Yugoslavia.
“With a series of photographs and photographic installations I present a psychological portrait of the era of the cold war, burdened with photographic representations of socialist propaganda. I turn my camera to the archives and years of accumulation of historical materials. Material Memories is dependent on the unfolding of memory and history, and their inevitable opposition. Like the image itself, the history appears fragile and slightly distorted. Photographs remind us that memory is a constructed phenomenon.”

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