Vesna Pavlovic/ The Phillips Collection/ opening 5/22/14



Washington, DC

1600 21st Street, NW (at Street)

Thursday, May 22nd

(through September 28, 2014) 

Vesna Pavlovic will give an artist's perspective on her installation at the Phillips on May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Using documentary materials sourced fromThe Phillips Collection's library and archives,Vesna Pavlovic examines the museum's history of exhibition and display in a new installation.

Beginning May 22. Illuminated Archiveshowcases a 20-foot translucent curtain printed with digitally manipulated images and two related c-prints that explore the idea of transparency, both photographic and historic. The installation is part of the Phillips's ongoing Intersections series, a projecthighlighting contemporary art and artists in conversation with the museum's permanent collection and archives.

Vesna Pavlovic holds an MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in New York. She has exhibited widely,  including solo shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, the Museum of History of Yugoslavia, the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum  in Sacramento. Her work is included in major private and public art collections, including The Phillips Collection and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and teaches photography and digital media at Vanderbilt University.


The Phillips Collection is one of the world's most distinguished collections of lmpressionist and Modem

American and European art. Stressing the continuity between art of the past and present, it offers astrikingly original and experimental approach to Modem art by combining works of different nationalities and periods in displays that change frequently.