Good as Hell: Voicing Resistance

Invasions, 2022, © Alevtina Kakhidze. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev
Mercedes Matrix, 2019, © Selma Selman. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Majlinda Hoxha
LYNX, 2022, © Astrit Ismaili. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Atdhe Mulla
Baby Blues, 2016/2022, © Haveit. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev
Homage to Kafka, 2018, © Valentina Bonizzi. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Atdhe Mulla
Aphasia (Act Three) – A Kid from the Neighbourhood, 2019, © Jelena Jureša. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Atdhe Mulla
Secondary Archive, 2022, © Secondary Archive. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Atdhe Mulla
Document Missing: Broken Document Breaks out into Poetry, 2022, © Hristina Ivanoska. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev
I’m meeting a hybrid of past and now, 2020, © Dardan Zhegrova. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev

Good as Hell. Voicing Resistance explores the voice as the extension of the human body into the world and, in turn, the condition of politics. As we murmur, speak or shout forth, as we mutter, stutter or remain silent, as we choose one language over another, alter existing ones or invent new ones, we define the nature of our presence towards others.

The exhibition brings together works of art that voice resistance to narratives of violence and subjugation, as these spill over from the private realm into the public sphere and back again. Focusing on contemporary artists from Kosovo, the rest of the former Yugoslavia and its neighbours, it examines responses to forms of oppression emanating from socialist and post-socialist governments and patriarchal, heteronormative social structures.

Two archival projects situate the performances, videos, sculptures and installations within a broader historical and international context. Each a repository of resistance in its own right, the archives attest to the scope of the voice and the body as instruments of dissent and insurrection, but also of care, solidarity and compassion.

Performance

Shake the syntax! A tale of borrowed voices – Performative Reading by Anna Bromley

23.07.2022 16.00-17.00
National Gallery of Kosovo

Event

Baresha – The Tarot Reader

20 → 24.07.2022 19.00-23.00
2 Korriku Street

Event

Launch of re.act.feminism #3

23.07.2022 17.00-18.30
National Gallery of Kosovo