Pjevaj Zlato Iako Udato, Sing My Precious Although You Are Married, 2021

milena jovicevic

video frames, HD video 01' 23", photo credit Đorđe Cmiljanić

Video work titled Sing My Precious, Although You Are Married, explore stereotypes about woman roles in patriarchal society.
Two woman (artist and curator) address the audience with warm words of welcome at the opening of the exhibition, through video work. Acting from the shadows, from that forever-female-space, two women, in this case the artist and the curator, do not come to the opening of the exhibition, but rather choose to stay at home to "take care of the children”. 
Work contains personal and intimate data from their lives, which directly address a whole set of undesirable questions (height, weight, chest and hip circumference... education? marriage? salary? quality of the relationship with the mother-in-law? flaws? ...) which the patriarchy inevitably carries within, and which define the position of women in the society.
Entering the private sphere and presenting intimate information to the public (the visiting the exhibition, but also the audience made up of casual passers-by) is an attempt to exhibit life as a work of art, but it also refers to the fact that women are monitored by the patriarchal society on a daily basis. A woman is, in her entirety, constantly subject to the "scrutinising eye" of the public, from minor flaws, over education, to family relationships.
This artistic process probes the stereotyped role of mothers and women in the public space. A mother is always a mother and a mother above all. All the other numerous roles of the woman can wait. The situation in which the curator, together with the artist, sets out the issue of women's solidarity in the gallery window becomes a method to invite all women to identify with them, and with Mare from the traditional Montenegrin weeding folk song Sing Mare Sing My Little Lamb.

milena jovicevic

video frames, HD video 01' 23", photo credit Duško Miljanić

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video frames, HD video 01' 23", photo credit Duško Miljanić

milena jovicevic

video frames, HD video 01' 23", photo credit Duško Miljanić

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video frames, HD video 01' 23", photo credit Duško Miljanić