Corneous Stories: Cosmetics in Society and Time

Volume of contributions from a research and international exhibition project

Detail, photo © nada zgank / city of women 2020

Cover image: Zdenka Pandžić

The publication Corneous Stories: Cosmetics in Society and Time was prepared by students of the University of Ljubljana. It merges the presentation of the research project and its findings with the international group exhibition Corneous Stories at Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, and the arts education program accompanying it.
Led by mentor Petja Grafenauer, the student interdisciplinary research included students from different faculties and fields of study. Through interdisciplinary methods of mutually researching cosmetics and beauty labour from the perspectives of history, art, sociology, ethnography, chemistry, cosmetics, and economy, they were introduced to art history analysis, critical contextual analysis of visual culture and everyday practices, various forms of presenting research findings, as well as the basics of journalism and public speaking. More info on www.cityofwomen.org/en.

Contributors: Mereike Bernien, Lea Culetto, Jerneja Erhatič, Lenka Đorojević, Petja Grafenauer, Rebeka Hvala, Jaka Juhant, Johanna Käthe Michel, Katja Kobolt, Petra Lapajne, Brigita Miloš, Ana Obid, Zdenka Pandžić, Neja Rakušček, Svetlana Slapšak, Lucija Šerak, Iza Štrumbelj Oblak and the artists of the exhibition Corneous Stories

Edited by Petja Grafenauer and Katja Kobolt

Layout by Jaka Juhant

Published by City of Women – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture

Supported by: Creative Europe, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Edu- cation, Science and Sport, Ministry of Public Administration, City of Ljubljana, Goethe-Institut Ljubljana. Partners: City of Women – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture , Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, District Berlin, Škuc Gallery, University of Ljubljana The Academy of Fine Arts and Design

Languages: Slovenian and English

Retail price of the printed copies: 15 €

The publication can be downloaded here. To purchase a printed version of the publication please contact the City of Women, Ljubljana on info@cityofwomen.org.

CONTENTS

p 7 Katja Kobolt and Petja Grafenauer Editorial
p 8 Mareike Bernien Toxic Polish
p 16 International Group Project and Exhibition Corneous Stories

Discursive Parlour of peer reviewed articles
p 34 Petja Grafenauer The Abscence of the Other: Makeup Routines During COVID-19 (self-) Isolation
p 43 Svetlana Slapšak The Colors of War: Makeup
p 48 Brigita Miloš Hairy Stories
p 55 Katja Kobolt Cosmetics, Cars and the ‘‘Diesel exhaust curtain’

Visual Parlour
p 69 Lea Culetto Gloves / Rokavice
p 74 Lenka Đorojević EXIT
p 78 Johanna Käthe Michel Poem Blond

Research project results
p 82 Jerneja Erhatič Zgodovina ličenja in toksičnost ličil
p 87 Neja Rakušček Zenska lepota v novodobništvu
p 91 Lucija Šerak Naravna kozmetika
p 96 Ana Obid Parfum v socialistični Sloveniji
p 102 Petra Lapajne O domači kozmetiki
p 108 Rebeka Hvala Tri pripovedi o trendih naravnega ličenja

Visual Parlour
p 116 Iza Štrumbelj Oblak Industrija obupa
p 122 Zdenka Pandžić 2020 Venus
p 126 Jaka Juhant I Will Make Myself so Strong and Beautiful

 

Team – Editors: Petja Grafenauer and Katja Kobolt; Publisher: City of Women – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture; Editorial assistance introduction: Tea Hvala; Proofreading of Slovenian texts: Rebeka Hvala, Neja Rakušček, Lucija Šerak; Sonja Benčina (editorial); Proofreading of English texts: Sonja Benčina (texts of the discursive parlour), Zdenka Pandžić (abstracts), Technical editing: Jerneja Erhatič, Ana Obid; Layout: Jaka Juhant, Layout advisor: Vesna Bukovec; Cover image: Zdenka Pandžić; Coordination of the student research project: Daša Tepina

© City of Women – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture, Ljubljana The Academy of Fine Arts and Design and all contributors, 2020.

128 Pages
210 x 297 mm
ISBN: 978-961-93888-6-0

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