Vanja Bućan: Birds of Paradise
Vanja Bućan: Rajske ptice

23/05 – 24/06/2022



The photo series Birds of Paradise was created during the pandemic when, faced with confinement to her own four walls, the artist grappled with questions about socially constructed notions of gender, the meaning of motherhood and the domestication of women. Just as the "birds of paradise" belong to a fictitious "paradise", the connotations of domesticity and childcare are only arbitrarily associated with women. In the photographs of women's bodies, removed from their original context and transposed into a fictitious, heavenly nature, the artist reflects on social constructs, prescribed roles and utopian futures.

Serija fotografij Rajske ptice je nastala v času pandemije, ko se je umetnica, soočena z ujetostjo med domače štiri stene, spopadala z vprašanji družbeno konstruiranih predstav o spolu, pomena materinstva ter domestifikacije žensk. Kakor »rajske ptice« pripadajo fiktivnemu »raju«, tako so na ženske zgolj arbitrarno pripete konotacije domačnosti in skrbi za otroke. S fotografijami ženskih teles, izrezanih iz originalnih kontekstov in postavljenih v fiktivno, rajsko naravo, umetnica razmišlja o družbenih konstruktih, predpisanih vlogah in utopičnih prihodnostih.


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Galerija Fotografija was founded in 2003 and is the first specialised gallery for classical and contemporary photography in Slovenia. Its primary goal is to establish and expand the market of photography in the region, as well as to awaken the interest of the interested public in the art of photography and to show what it can offer us. The gallery regularly cooperates with various local and foreign institutions and participates in international art fairs. Since October 2014, there has been a specialised bookshop in the gallery.