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."

ART DIRECTION - JANA BABEZ TERBLANCHE

PHOTOGRAPHY - ANÉ STRYDOM

STYLING - PETER GEORGIADES

JANA BABEZ TERBLANCHE

PETER

GEORGIADES