The book includes critical essays that contextualize and expound on Pavlović's unique treatment of the photographic medium, in which a photographic moment is expanded to include the conditions of image making, production, documentation, and representation.
Introduction | by Jelena Vesić
Vesna Pavlović: The Photographic Staging of the Nonperformative | by Branislav Dimitrijević
Stagecrafting: Everything Here Is Both Lost and Gained in Translation | by Jelena Vesić
Transnational Time: Unsettling Borders and Media in Vesna Pavlović's Oeuvre | by Jordan Amirkhani
Ghosts in the Present Tense: The Photography of Vesna Pavlović | by John J. Curley
Index of Images
"Pavlović probes the ability of the photographic medium to engage with the great abstractions of modern life, such as ideology, memory, geopolitics, and historical change. The abandoned project of socialist Yugoslavia is at the same time the material object of her photos, their omnipresent reference point, and the ghost that haunts them."
—Vladimir Kulić, editor of Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society under Late Socialism
"A significant contribution to scholarship on contemporary artistic practices from the region of Former Yugoslavia. Pavlović warrants this kind of in-depth engagement."
—Uroš Čvoro, author of Transitional Aesthetics: Contemporary Art at the Edge of Europe