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Exhibition "The rotten smell is you"

Galerija Podroom, Belgrade
Saturday, August 3rd
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 pole dance lecture performance by Aja Janković will be performed 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 first realization at Kunsthalle Bratislava (5.9-16.10.2023). The artistic positions have been carefully adapted to include additional geographies and histories in order to emphasize the void that occurs within the local context. The new edition of the exhibition also emerges as a direct reaction and urgency to respond to the growing sympathies and uncertainties related to the rise of far-right movements in the year 2024. By exploring and uncovering internal disagreements and generational gaps within the feminist movement, this exhibition explores the essential issue of appropriation by the right and mirror worlds*, post-truths and conspiracy theories. However, The rotten smell is you builds a unique narrative, bringing together different experiences and perspectives to analyze the divide between third and fourth wave feminists, most often observed through discourse on transgender identity, sex work, and hyperfemininity.

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

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