Portrait (kilim), 2012

Domanovic’s ‘Portrait’ series of computer-generated renderings depicting a “re-gendered” Josip Broz Tito, the former Yugoslav autocrat, is composed of found portraits that have been turned into digital 3-D busts and manipulated to make the facial features of Tito, the masculine personification of nation-building, slightly more ‘feminine’. The image speaks to the discrepancy between the weight of a history we might attach to a face, and our ability to easily re-create or distort it.

With ‘Portrait (Kilim)’ (2012), Domanovic has texturized the surface to resemble the weave of a Balkan kilim - a woven tapestry found throughout the region.

Aleksandra Domanovic
'Portrait (kilim)', 2012
Inkjet print and wooden frame
137 x 190 cm
Unique + 1 AP
Installation view, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
20 January - 12 February 2012