Irena Lagator Pejović


Society and Documents

Stamps - sentences from the magazine "Our Woman", author sentences, interaction of observers - documents
Exhibition/Venues: Comrades - Women's Movement in Montenegro 1943-1953, Art gallery “Miodrag Dado Đurić“, National Museum, Cetinje, Montenegro / Petrović Njegoš Foundation, Podgorica, Montenegro.
Curated by: Natalija Vujošević, Nataša Nelević.
Text, statement: Irena Lagator Pejovic
Photo: Irena Lagator Pejović, Jovan Milošević

If today we live in the time of interaction between art and activism - when art can change reality, than civilian consciousness can be viewed as authorial. The work Society and Documents invites visitors to interact with the work to create their order of sentences. With the sentences given in the form of stamps, visitors recontextualize historical data - sentences of the AFŽ (anti fascist women front) and sentences written by the artist. They are concerned with the common characteristics of the open artwork and this historical movement. The first newly created document is the interaction of Bosiljka Pejović, married Protić (1921), founder of AFŽ in Montenegro:
AFŽ as well as an artwork is an agent of change, a vital part of the society.
Liquidation of illiteracy is a key issue for successful work on the cultural education field.
AFŽ, as well as an artwork, integrates the observer.
AFŽ must try to open reading rooms and libraries everywhere.
AFŽ, as well as an artwork, affects the collective shaping of reality.
With mass participation in elections women ensure to them selves all rights as a being and as a citizen.
AFŽ as well as an artwork, requires your engagement.
In the life of the new homeland, active participation is enabled to all citizens, as well as full cooperation and equality, not only legal but also essential.
AFŽ as well as an artwork is not a closed form.
The mother should be given the right to give birth to children in a world that is free from horror, misery in a war, in a world in which every government will provide her with the necessary social and health protection and decent housing.
AFŽ, as well as an artwork, promotes the act of freedom.