The Family Silver, 2007
Inkjet prints, 100 × 72.5 cm
Jelena Blagović: "By tracing my personal history through my family’s estate, I raise questions about the meaning of this sort of family archive. I found answers to particular questions about myself in an antique chest of drawers, in old and yellowed family documents and memorabilia. Preserved for generations and passed on as inheritance – as a family foundation of sorts – this private archive tells the history of my family. For me, it represents the basis of my own particular conditioning, my invisible but many-layered self. I call it ‘The Family Silver’."