In 1975 the Croatian artist Mladen Stilinović made a publication with the title Hairdressers (Frizeri). Stilinović’s liporello presents in sequence a series of painted signs placed over or next to hairdressing salons in Zagreb. The specific “design” reveals the work of an amateur, of the sign-painter whose unskilful works identify offered services.
In her work Coif Mode Hana Miletić puts her interest in the parts of Brussels inhabited by Muslim immigrants. By dislocating from their inherited cultural identity they partially accept, partially change the environment in which they live. While others will notice the way they dress, eating habits or their way of (co)existing in the urban circumstances, Hana Miletić captures the way in which the hairdressing salons are decorated in these neighbourhoods, covered with photographs from commercials from the 1980s and the 1990s. They function as a kind of time-based and cultural screen, made out of photographs of old-fashioned western hairstyle models.
Adopted, leporello, publisher: Art Paper Editions Gent, edition: 100, 2014