BEAUTY ARCHIVES, 2002
In her work Beauty Archives, Mirjana Rukavina does not depict women naturally because they do not conform to the cultural codes of beauty, and dominant media presentations. With photographs which narrate about the role of the body in the formation of self-image, she warns about the discomfort which a contemporary person might have, concerning her/his self-image. This discomfort is most expressive in the relationship between the body and the image.
Melita Zajc, Body Images as Images of Humanity - the Questions of Identity, FERI, Maribor 2009

Mirjana Rukavina, Barbara 16 Y., from the series: Beauty Archives, 2002, C-prints, 50 cm x 75 cm
Mirjana Rukavina, Barbara 18 Y., Barbara, from the series: Beauty Archives, 2002, C-prints, each 50 cm x 75 cm
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