MARTA JOVANOVIC: NO JUSTIFICATION NECESSARY

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We first featured Marta Jovanovic in Issue #11 when we included some pieces from her survey show at New York’s BOSI Contemporary and introduced our audience to her interdisciplinary practice of questioning identity and sexuality. When asked to do something political specifically for the “Uncensored” theme, she used the opportunity to live out a performance dream that’s been evolving for the past two years (and was previously shut down by a curator who was a bit more weary than us). 
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Inspired by the French film “The Girl On The Bridge,” Marta wanted to do a knife throwing/wheel of death performance that served as a metaphor for female artists (especially controversial ones such as herself) and the questioning, blame and criticism that is cast upon them by (more often than not) men in the art world. We enlisted none other than record breaking knife thrower “The Great Throwdini” to represent the male counterpart (read: dealer, curator, gallerist, collector, investor, etc.) to her Vaudevillian depiction of a female artist…at times being spun out of control, at others taking charge, blinding the men (whether with actual talent, charm, or something else entirely), holding all the cards and even asserting influence of her own. 
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TEAM CREDITS: 
photography
michael donovan

talent
marta jovanovic
the great throwdini

styling
katerina simonova

hair
paul warren @ art department

makeup
heather heiman

nails
miku tsutaya @ vanity projects

stylist assistant
kylie levitan

Clothing Credits:
look 1:
full look by The Blonds

look 2:
robe is Vintage Courtesy of Early Halloween

look 3:
bodysuit by Wolford
corset by Chromat Garments
shoes by Christian Louboutin

look 4:
dress by The Blonds

look 5:
dress by The Blonds

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