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Warte Mal!: Prostitution After the Velvet Revolution.

SIDEN, Ann-Sofi.

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ISBN 10: 1853322253 / ISBN 13: 9781853322259
Published by Hayward Gallery, London, 2002
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Color and black and white illustrations throughout. First edition. As new in pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Still in original shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory # 22745

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Title: Warte Mal!: Prostitution After the Velvet ...

Publisher: Hayward Gallery, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Fine copy in the original color printed boards. Particularly and uncommonly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 143 pages; Description: 143 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Video art --Sweden, Exhibitions --Prostitutes --Czech Republic, Interviews --Dubi (Czech Republic) --Social life and customs, Exhibitions --Women Artists --Video --Installation Art --Visual Arts.

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As drivers on the road from Dresden to Prague cross the German border into the Czech Republic, they pass through the frontier town of Dubi. In all seasons, day and night, women line the roadside. Desperate to attract attention, they shriek at the drivers of passing vehicles 'Warte Mall' (Hey Wait!). Dubi was once a resort, renowned for its spas. In the wake of the 'Velvet Revolution' - the events which led to the collapse of Communism in Czechoslovakia - economic instability and Dubi's location close to the economic powerhouse of Germany transformed the town into a notorious destination for sex tourists form the West. Exactly 10 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, throughout 1999, Ann-Sofi Siden, a visual artist, and filmmaker, made prolonged trips to Dubi documenting her stay through video, photography, a written diary and an extensive series of video-interviews - detailed and often harrowing testimonies of the experiences of the players in the business of prostitution: clients, police, pimps and the prostitutes themselves.

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