Photographer and video/performance artist Sanja Iveković was the first artist in Croatia to outwardly identify as a “feminist” artist. A lot of her works from the ’70s deal with the sort of creepiness of feminine rituals such as applying make-up.
My personal favorite Iveković-moment is this performance piece from ’79, which you can read about in her description below. It basically involves pretending to masturbate while sipping whiskey and reading Elites and Society, as an act of political resistance. She knew the secret communist police were watching her (and probably everyone) while she lounged on her balcony during the President’s ride through the city. Croatia’s patriarchal culture of surveillance was fully revealed when the cops came a-knocking at her door, ordering her to cease her activities, a mere 18 minutes into the act.