This book presents a wide selection of works from Prvački's daily watercolor practice that began during the Covid19 pandemic. It guides us through the inner and outer landscapes of the recent years we traversed as we grappled with the complex emotions of a world turned upside down.
A therapeutic visual journey that reveals Prvački's signature playful wit, the watercolors address current conversations on history, ecology, sexuality, technology, self care and mental health. Offering an imaginative and improvisational approach to the world, Flowering Under Stress encourages us to recognize our shared humanity and to look for hope and possibility in unlikely places.
"Ana Prvački's watercolors are a rare cocktail of wit, close observation, and lightness of touch."
— Cecily Brown, artist
"We don't know what we are or what we think anymore. Ana Prvački shows us that we will have to seek for parts of ourselves again, and with the delicacy of watercolors upon paper."
— Jamieson Webster, psychoanalyst and author
Born 1976 in former Yugoslavia (Serbia), Ana Prvački lives and works in Berlin. Her work ranges from watercolor to video, performance to mixed reality. She has presented her work at numerous international venues including Gropius Bau, Berlin; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Turin, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and group exhibitions such as 13th Gwangju Biennial, the Bangkok Arts Biennale in 2020, 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, 14th Istanbul Biennial and dOCUMENTA 13.