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ANA PRVACKI
 
FOREVER YOUNG
KEREN BENBENISTY, NICOLAS BOULARD, BETH CAMPBELL, LIU CHUANG, AURELIE DUBOIS, CHOUROUK HRIECH, CIPRIAN MURESAN, VLADIMIR NIKOLIC, ANA PRVACKI, CLEMENT RODZIELSKI, SYLVAIN ROUSSEAU, STEPHANE VIGNY
 
Do It Yourself Chilvary, 2008, photographies, 60 x 90 cm
 
Ana Prvacki was born in former Yugoslavia but was brought up in Singapore. This isn’t the most intriguing detail, her agency Ananatural.com provides semi fictional products but also advice via Anatural Lifestyle Consultancy. Her performances and her work have in these last years built moments of choice through diverse international events where she has stood out. Inventive and exotic, Ana Prvacki is an artist who allows others to benefit from her intelligence.
The video Do It Yourself Chivalry shows the artist during a walk/performance taking off her clothes one by one in order to surmount a series of virtual and symbolic obstacles. In this impeccable choreography, the artist introduces in sophisticated fashion a new feminist argument: chivalry is a concept that came out of medieval society, and is associated with the ideals of chivalrous virtues and honour. Nowadays, the term is used to describe courtly behaviour, in particular that of man towards women, whose ritual terms the artist radically reverses here. The “personal services” proposed at this exhibition by Ana Prvacki are an integral part of her work. Acting on the idea presented in her video Blushing for circulation, according to which blushing is good for our circulation, the artist offers spectators free sessions in which she makes her “patients” blush in order to procure a feeling of wellbeing (those interested can reserve for these 15-minute’ sessions by email at Blushingforcirculation@gmail.com).
 
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