To main page


Exhibition "The rotten smell is you"

Galerija Podroom, Belgrade
Monday, July 29th
10:00 – 18:00



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

Curator: Jelisaveta Rapaić

At the exhibition opening, a floor dance lecture performance by Aja Janković will be performed starting at 19:30

The second presentation of the exhibition The rotten smell is you, realized in collaboration with the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, brings certain changes compared to its first realization in Kunsthalle Bratislava (5.9-16.10.2023). Artistic positions have been carefully adapted to include additional geographies and histories to emphasize the void that occurs within the local context. The new edition of the exhibition also emerges as a direct reaction and an urgent response to the growing sympathies and uncertainties 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-truth and conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, The rotten smell is you builds a unique narrative, bringing together different experiences and perspectives to analyze the split between third and fourth wave feminists, most commonly observed through the discourse on transgender identity, sex work, and hyperfemininity.

*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; where extreme right-wing movements express declarative solidarity with the working class; AI-generated content blurs the line between true and false; New Age entrepreneurs turned anti-vaxxers continue to shatter our familiar political allegiance; while many of us project our carefully curated digital doubles in the realm of social media.

Exhibitions, For company

* Translations are done automatically, inaccuracies are possible

* If you do not find the contacts of the organizers in the event description, then you can buy entrance tickets at the entrance