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Exhibition "The rotten smell is you"

Galerija Podroom, Belgrade
Sunday, July 21st
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, Penny Kay, Jessica Stoya, Zuzana Svatik

Curator: Jelisaveta Rapaić

At the opening of the exhibition, a pole dance lecture performance by Aja Janković will be performed, starting at 7:30 PM

The second presentation of the exhibition The rotten smell is you, which was realized in collaboration with the Cultural Center of Belgrade, brings certain changes compared to its first realization at the Kunsthalle Bratislava (5.9-16.10.2023). The artistic positions have been carefully adjusted 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 response and urgency to react to the growing sympathies and uncertainties related to the rise of right-wing movements in 2024. By exploring and discovering internal disagreements and generational gaps within the feminist movement, this exhibition explores the essential issue of appropriation by the right wing and mirror worlds, post-truths, and conspiracy theories. However, The rotten smell is you builds a unique narrative, combining different experiences and perspectives to analyze the division between third and fourth wave feminists, which is most commonly observed through the 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 describes our destabilized present full of doppelgangers and confusion; where extreme right-wing movements express declarative solidarity with the working class; content generated by artificial intelligence blurs the line between true and false; New Age entrepreneurs, who have become anti-vaxxers, continue to disrupt our familiar political allegiance; while many of us project our carefully curated digital doubles in the realm of social media.*

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