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Exhibition "The rotten smell is you"

Galerija Podroom, Belgrade
Wednesday, July 17th
10:00 – 18:00



Kristina Bajilo, Nikola Balberčakova, Sofija Đovanoti, Đejmi Hadrović, Aja Janković, Merlinka working group (Pavle Banović, Marija Iva Gocić, Lea Rivka Lapiover, Sara Pantović, Kloe Sasi), Milica Mijajlović Živković, Peni Kej, Jessica Stoja, Zuzana Svatik

Curator: Jelisaveta Rapaić

The exhibition opening will feature a pole dance lecture performance by Aja Janković, starting at 7:30 PM

The second presentation of the exhibition The rotten smell is you, realized in collaboration with the Belgrade Cultural Center, brings certain changes compared to its initial realization at the Kunsthalle Bratislava (9/5-10/16/2023). Artistic positions are carefully adapted to incorporate additional geographies and histories to emphasize the void that occurs within the local context. This new edition of the exhibition also arises as a direct reaction and urgency to respond to the growing sympathies and ambiguities related to the rise of right-wing movements in 2024. By exploring and revealing internal disagreements and generational gaps within the feminist movement, this exhibition examines the essential issue of appropriation by the right and mirror worlds, post-truths, and conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, The rotten smell is you builds a unique narrative, merging different experiences and perspectives to analyze the schism between third and fourth wave feminists, most commonly noticed through discourse on transgender issues, sex work, and hyper-femininity.

*In her recent book Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World, Naomi Klein defines the term mirror world to describe our destabilized present full of doppelgängers and confusion. Extreme right-wing movements express declarative solidarity with the working class; AI-generated content blurs the line between truth and falsehood; New Age entrepreneurs turned anti-vaxxers continue to disrupt our familiar political allegiances; while many of us project our own carefully curated digital doubles in the realm of social media.

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