My Own Unknown — Dragana Jurišić

Exhibition

Photography

My Own Unknown
Dragana Jurišić

Past: November 10, 2017 → January 7, 2018

In 1954, a farm girl disappeared from a village in rural Yugoslavia. Rumour has it that she fled to Paris where she led a double life as a spy until her death in the 1980s. A ravishing woman, she was Dragana Jurisic’s aunt. Recovered from her few personal belongings, was a colour photograph in which she is seen striking an unsettling pose — hypnotic yet ambiguously charming. Almost a century earlier, another mysterious beauty in Paris, “L’Inconnue de la Seine”, was immortalized in a death mask and celebrated by artists and writers alike.

These two female characters together with the artist herself form the protagonists of Dublin-based photographer Dragana Jurišić’s exhibition My Own Unknown. In this very personal exhibition, photography and texts are entwined to address the complexities of exile, politics and betrayal together with family history.

Closed on Mondays, Saturday 18 & 25 Nov, from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 December and from Saturday 23 December to Monday 1st January

  • Opening Thursday, November 9, 2017 6 PM → 9 PM
05 Paris 5 Zoom in 05 Paris 5 Zoom out

5, rue des Irlandais

75005 Paris

T. 01 58 52 10 30 — F. 01 58 52 10 99

www.centreculturelirlandais.com

Cardinal Lemoine
Place Monge

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday until 8 PM
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Closed Mondays and bank holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

Pub sylvie visites en original

Venue schedule

The artist

  • Dragana Jurišić