@ Jurisic, Dragana



Excerpt from the rendering of the residency at 14 Henrietta Street :

"Renowned poet, Paula Meehan and award-winning photographer, Dragana Jurišić have joined forces to create a book celebrating the history of, and the lives lived in, 14 Henrietta Street. Museum tells the story of the building’s shifting fortunes through 300 years of city life: a journey from its grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of its later years. Through people and memory, it aims to deepen understanding of the history of urban life and housing in Ireland.

« The DNA footprint of the people who lived in the house is impressed into the floors, stored beneath the floorboards, carved onto those walls. It’s the walls that fascinated me the most. They were like secret maps inviting you to imagine the hundreds of destinies 14 Henrietta Street witnessed. And that light! Some days I just sat there, never taking my camera out of the bag, looking over the flats of Dublin’s inner city, communing with it as it flooded the house from the rear windows. Sometimes the ghosts of children made me play with worn-out marbles; sometimes we brought out the dolls and toy guns and sat on the linoleum floor and I tried to conjure myself as having been born here, in the country that adopted me and is my home. Dublin, the city I always look forward to returning to, plunged yet again into a housing crisis that is pushing its artists out, the prohibitive rents making it near impossible to survive, and this house speaking of a similar past. »

         --  Dragana Jurisic  (text from the end of the book) "

Texts by poet Paula Meehan and postfaces by both artists in English only.

68 pages - Semi-rigid cover

Dublin City Council, 2019

Format : 16.8 x 22.3 cm

New - Mint condition

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Jurisic, Dragana

Dragana Jurisic is an Croatia-born (former Yugoslavia) artist based in Ireland. « The story of me as a photographer begins on the day when our family apartment got burned down together with thousands of prints and negatives my father, an ardent amateur photographer, had accumulated. » Dragana's work is mainly along two axes: memory, and the body and the representation of the female body. One of her artwork called "Tarantula" has entered the collections of the Irish National Gallery. She has received numerous awards, and has developed projects within several residencies, the latest in 2019 at the landmark 14 Henrietta Street building in Dublin. She has published two photobooks: "YU: The Lost Country" ( Oonagh Young Gallery, 2015 ) and "Museum" ( Dublin City Council, 2019), the latter as a collaboration with poet Paula Meehan. © Portrait taken form the artist's Facebook profile
  • .Sold out.Presentation on the artist's website : "Yugoslavia fell apart in 1991. With the disappearance of the country, at least one million five hundred thousand Yugoslavs vanished, like the citizens of Atlantis, into the realm of imaginary places and people. Today, in the countries that came into being after Yugoslavia's disintigration, there is a total...