UPCOMING !

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While on an artist in residence program in Geneva, Branko Milisković’s main goal was to try to enter the United Nations quarter while following his basic concept, that of being an intruder (a foreign body). Milisković made several attempts to obtain legal permission to get access to the UN’s Ariana Park as well as to the main building complex in order to have a photographic session. However, after negotiating for more than two months with several UN bureaucrats responsible for accreditation, Milisković’s inquiries were turned down due to his inability to provide the required documents. In order to react to and strongly criticize the UN’s policy of separating themselves with armed security guards and a steel fence from the civilians, working as a secret society and simultaneously retaining the position of global peacekeepers, Branko Milisković decided to inagurate a new fictive Secretary-General of the United Nations, working and existing in its own dimension with an unlimited mandate. In his 2 hour-performance APPOINTED, Branko Milisković delivers the eight inaugural speeches written for the eight UN Secretary Generals since 1949.

Performance on 20 November 2016,  17:00 – 19:30 @Large hall of Belgrade Youth Centre

supported by:
Foundation MALI PRINC, Geneva-Serbia
Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva
ADC association pour la danse contemporaine, Geneva

Curatorial team in Belgrade: Milica Pekić (KIOSK), Olga Majcen Linn (Kontejner)

Programme supported by regional platform for culture KOOPERATIVA

Kiosk, Kontejner, Kontrapunkt, Dom omladine Beograda, Kooperativa, Galerija12HUB

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Extravagant Bodies (Crime and Punishment)

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Extravagant bodies is an international trans-disciplinary art festival initiated in 2007 as a
triennial project that deals with societal demarcations of normal and pathological physicality, appearance, behaviour, sexuality and/or life style.Fourth edition of Extravagant bodie subtitled Crime and Punishment takes as its topic the social, legislative, scientific and ideological constructions of criminality and social norms that delineate criminal from non-criminal behavior. The project views crime as indexical of all the cracks of repression hence criminals are the people who — by their own choice or by social and economical circumstance — have stepped beyond the boundaries of the existing system.
Compared to its previous editions,Extravagant bodies-Crime and Punishment is on the one hand shifting the focus from corporeal and psychological inscriptions of otherness to a broader view on socially proscribed morality and acceptable vs. non-acceptable lifestyles.. Once again the key question remains: what is outside the norm? How are the boundaries between the criminalized and the non-criminalized regulated and safeguarded? Does law equal justice, or is there also violence and injustice produced in the name of law? What are the ideological presuppositions behind the social and legal regulations of criminality? Are there socially desired crimes, and to whose benefit are their committed?
What in the cases of criminal privatization of public properties and expulsion of the poor, abuse of commons and occupation is happening on everyday level? Are the laws enough to protect public interest? What about the increasing radicalization of the ideological opposition between the liberal, democratic and secular concept of the law, and the law grounded in religion, which does not merely concern the Islamic states of the Middle East? What about Western democratic societies whose liberal legislations are constantly challenged by pressures of religious (mostly Christian) groups? Key issues here still pertain to the body and sexuality: abortion, sex work, homosexuality..
The final set of questions is linked to the new developments in science and technology. From recent scientific attempts to find neurological grounding of criminality, to the bio-ethical issues of the cloning of humans, and the stealing of identities. The question of how society deals with information that gets free will also be examined as one of the key questions of the post-Snowden era.

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exhibition, performances, workshops, theatre, lectures, films izložba,
November 18th to 25th 2016, Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb (HR)
November 20th to 21st 2016, Dom omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22/IV, Beograd (RS)

http://www.kontejner.org/en/project/extravagant-bodies-crime-and-punishment