MISS DEBUTANTE BY JANA BABEZ TERBLANCHE

"JANA BABEZ PRESENTS MISS DEBUTANTE; A CALENDAR AND COLLECTION OF PRINTS. 

BABEZ IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST INTERESTED IN POP CULTURE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF FEMININITY. WHILE WORSHIPING AT THE ALTAR OF DOLLY PARTON, SHE EXPLORES THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE ORIGIN OF POP CULTURE AND PERSONAL IDENTITY PRODUCTION. IN MISS DEBUTANTE, BABEZ YEARNS FOR A PAST NEVER LIVED. SHE CREATES A KIND OF NOSTALGIC NAUSEA BY REPRODUCING EXISTING TROPES; THE FEMININE IDEAL IS DUPLICATED TO THE POINT OF PARODY. MISS DEBUTANTE IS A PAWN IDLY LIVING FOR THE VISUAL PLEASURE OF OTHERS – A SILENT VIOLENCE."

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANÉ STRYDOM // STYLING BY PETER GEORGIADES // ART DIRECTION BY JANA BABEZ

JANA BABEZ TERBLANCHE