Contemporary / Unconscious

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Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic*’s films, installations, performances, and texts offer an aesthetic and political redefinition of gendered relations—especially in the realms of memory and identity politics at work in recent history and in the frame of contemporary visual production. Specifically, she focuses in her performative investigations on moments of queerness and non-alignment in both colonial and fascist regimes of power.

In her work, Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic* explores the unconscious aspects of Freud’s psychoanalytical theory, focusing on its racial and heteropatriarchal dimensions. She often examines the concept of non-alignment, both as a geopolitical reality and a refusal to conform to normative models. This is evident in her work series ‘Non-aligned Relatives’ and ‘The Bacha Posh Project’, where she investigates non-alignment and queer kinship. In ‘Private View’, she critiques the art field’s capacity to support non-aligned thought, highlighting its funding from controversial sources like the weapons industry and Nazi investors. ‘Active Intolerance’ explores labor exploitation in factories and prisons, critiquing the capitalist political project’s construction of compliant, consuming bodies and its exploitation of others.

2023; paperback; 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches; 120 pages; ISBN: 9781915609113.