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FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB WORKSHOP with artist guest Adela Jušić| 13.07.2021, 16:00-20:00, KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA

The workshop’s objective is to present the feminist artists and support emerging feminists who investigate and transgress conventional gender roles and sexual identities. Besides that, it aims to create a safe space for women to allow them to open up and share their own stories. In our contemporary moment, as feminist and queer activists are experiencing growing levels of threats as well as unprecedented amounts of visibility worldwide, art proves useful as a means of activist communication and organization. Faced with the resurgence of misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, aggressive fascistic nationalisms, and enforcement of oppressively exclusive variants of normative gender roles, progressive attitudes appear increasingly valuable. It is crucial to practice, further, support, and strengthen the multifold forms of feminist resistance and resilience.

GROUP EXHIBITION: LIKE WATER | Berlin Neukölln from May 6 – 20, 2022 | Project space TOP | Neukölln’s Schillerkiez district.

The project is initiated by Wepsert e.V. (feminist online magazine and non-profit association) in collaboration with Alisha Gamisch (author and board member of Wepsert e.V.), Jaana Heine (art scholar and exhibition producer) and Lía Kastiyo-Spinóza (artist and co-editor of Migrazine).

Like Water aims to investigate the relationship between femininity and
anger. Historically and societally, few emotions have been gendered as much as anger, so that, especially when expressed openly, it perpetuates male gender norms and contradicts female ones. These gender-based ideas, overlapping with racial-role expectations, affect the way anger is treated and coped with individually and the extent to which people can use its potential. However, just because this rage is invisible, doesn’t mean it’s not there: The working title “Like Water” refers to a quote by writer and activist Soraya Chemaly, who in her book “Rage Becomes Her” states: “Anger is like water. No matter how hard a person tries today, divert or deny it, it will find a way, usually along the path of least resistance.”


An online discussion and presentation of the project The Living Room of the Absentees, developed by writer and curator Abed Alrahman Shabaneh during his Hydra PACE residency at DobraVaga. The event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 17, at 18.00 CEST.

The Living Room of the Absentees is a curatorial research project that aims to challenge the concept of co-existing and test the assumptions attached to it, its romanticization, and its prospects. As wholehearted as the concept of co-existence sounds, one should not ignore its delicacy and fragility, or its need for constant maintenance. The living room conceived by Abed Alrahman Shabaneh is designated for the absentees: a permanent safe space for the people who are not in it. Absentees are a constant reminder that, without fail, co-existence implies the existence of others. The project touches on the author’s own experience as a Palestinian, as well as the experience of the Erased in Slovenia. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with Đejmi Hadrović, another Hydra PACE artist-in-residence who is currently at KAIR Residency in Košice, Slovakia. She will present some of her projects that touch upon similar topics.


PROJECT FUNDING OEH, JUNE 2021, AT.

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Đejmi Hadrović: Unveiling women´s voices


A two-month residency in Košice, Slovakia
June 4th – August 4th, 2021 in collaboration with The DobraVaga Gallery.


Attaque(e)r le visible 

Experimental film programm curated by Lawinia Rate | Raum für
drastische Maßnahmen | 27 – 28 March| Berlin, DE.

The series is the continuation of the project “Attaque(e)r le visible”,
which started in Paris in 2015. This year it is divided into two
parts: One part is the “Videofest”, showing recent
tendencies in experimentation in this field, the other is “Corporal
Interventions”, screening experimental films from the 60s,
70s and 80s.


FEM-QUEER FUNDING POOL

Austrian students union for promotion of research in the field of gender studies, March, 2021, Vienna, AT.


ProArtOrg group show “Skok i zaron II”, Belgrade, Gallery U10, 2021, SR.

Curator: Sanja Kojić Mladenov | Artists: Katarina Allfa, Nora Mesaroš, Lena Milovanović, Saša Tatić, Đejmi Hadrović.


FEMKANJE

SPACES OF TOGETHERNESS

EXHIBITION @ CULTURAL CENTER OF BELGRADE
28.01 – 04.03.2021

https://femkanje.rs/silent-observer/

Femkanje is a podcast, art and media project, dedicated to contemporary art and culture in Serbia, the former Yugoslavian region and Europe. The focus is on the models of independent production and self-organization in contemporary culture, as well as on media visibility and gender equality in the representation of its actors. Its founders, Bojana S. Knežević and Katarina Petrović, realized numerous shows presenting comprehensive overviews of practices by individual authors or collectives through longer intimate conversations. Guests come from different fields: visual and sound arts, (experimental) music, dramatic and applied arts, activism, education and science. Therefore, Femkanje becomes a network of contemporary, independent cultural and artistic scenes, following the movements of its two authors.


ZAHIDA IS A FEMINIST, PHOTO PRINT ON COTTON MATERIAL, 70X50, 2016.

SOLD AND ARCHIVED IN PERMANENT MUSA COLLECTION, VIENNA 2020


5 Artists-Interviews Book #1

Interviews with: Federica Buonsante (Italy) Đejmi Hadrović (Slovenia) Frans Huisman (Netherlands) Lynn Marie Kirby (USA) Libby Page (UK)

June 2020, 72 Pages

ISBN 979-86-537359-5-0Amazon: https://mybook.to/5-artists-interviews1