February 12, 2021
By Leia Genis
What is immediately noticeable about most of the photographs in Vesna Pavlović’s exhibition “Traversing Geographies, Complicating Memories” is the diminished presence of people in their frames. Human bodies, history, and memory feel central to the works in spite of this but are pantomimed through man-made interiors and objects rather than represented directly. These man-made interiors spaces’ and objects’ ghostly absence of people creates a void for the viewer to fill with speculation and mystery. Pavlović demonstrates throughout her this body of work that memory does not exist as an embodied idea, but rather as a place and its history.