Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence

December 18, 2011–March 26, 2012

Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor, MoMA
The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor

While in the 1970s Iveković probed the persuasive qualities of mass media and its identity-forging potential, after 1990—following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the birth of a new nation—she focused on the transformation of reality from socialist to post-socialist political systems. Iveković offers a fascinating view into the official politics of power, gender roles, and the paradoxes inherent in society’s collective memory.