Disobedient: Eulàlia Grau, Katalin Ladik and Žene u crnom

MSUM. Museum of Modern Art Metelkova,
Until 1 October 2017

Eulàlia Grau, Leisure Time (Ethnography) © 1974 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
The exhibition combines works by Eulàlia Grau – a pioneer of feminist art from Catalonia; Katalin Ladik – the first female performer in Yugoslavia to use her own body as an autonomous medium; and Žene u crnom (Women in Black) – a group of antimilitarist activists from Serbia. Their “disobedience” stems not only from feminism as a defining point of departure for their actions, but also from a position of revolt against any form of dominance and discrimination, be it male dominance over women in predominantly patriarchal societies or militarisms, sexisms, and nationalisms of all shapes and sizes, as well as the devastating impact capitalism has on society as a whole. Acts of disobedience occur as interruptions disturbing the ingrained social arrangement of power.