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Intersections: Vesna Pavlović

Illuminated Archive


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Vesna Pavlovic examining photographs in the Phillips archives

Vesna Pavlovic on Illuminated Archive

Vesna Pavlović holds an MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in New York. Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN and teaches photography and digital media at Vanderbilt University. Pavlović has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia and the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She has been featured with a solo presentation at the Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011, and in group exhibitions in the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (Spectator Sports), Bucharest Biennale 5, Romania (Tactics for the Here and Now), Le Quartier Center for Contemporary Art in Quimper, France (From Closed World to the Infinite Universe), NGBK in Berlin, Germany (), Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (Conversations), Serbia, Photographers’ Gallery in London (Mediterranean, Between Reality and Utopia), Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, UK (Rear View Mirror), and FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkuerqe, France (De-Collecting).


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Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum’s galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.

Intersections is supported by Phillips International Forum members.