Printed Matter

Dušica Dražić, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Irena Borić

The content of this publication is not an exhibition, but it can certainly become one. It is an attempt to create an environment that can enable collective thinking. It insists on generating a situation that entails the presence of bodies in space, whether through contact with the publication or the exhibition space.

Artists Dušica Dražić, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Irena Borić
Publisher co-published by Out of Sight (Antwerp), Stereovizija (Belgrade) and Onomatopee (Eindhoven)
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Dražić, Mrša and Hodošček unfold different perspectives on the potential of togetherness. While Dražić outlines the equality of labour and wealth of the Hallstatt civilization from the Bronze Age in Liquid Mountain, Hodošček addresses the issue of language as a factor of division and connection in The Lesson and in Too Simple and Too Fast. Mrša developed a specific set of instructions through two performative works: Rehearsing Family and The Sensing Shoes. She invites the curious to engage in activities that ask for a re-thinking of how we are together and what we learn from each other.


The collective endeavour is articulated in the play It Rains Differently by Dragosavljević, Dražić and Šljivar. This play is tackling the collective decade-long reforestation of Yugoslavia. Inspired by this collaboration, Dragosavljević creates a new narrative in The Sun to Death, Art to Nature, Witches to Society, attempting to unpack the process of the production of knowledge and the importance of collective shared knowledge.

The economic dimensions of Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav society are articulated by Batista who writes about sharing economies in relation to collectivity and solidarity in Shared Spending as the Path to Social Freedom. The contribution Keywords by Borić functions like a glue between all these facets as it brings words for the visitor/reader to consider in relation to all of them.

SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE: EXHIBITION IN THE BOX seeks to actualise works, thoughts, and events, hoping to open the broadest possible horizon of knowledge and understanding, in order to leave the position of passivisation and replace it with the construction of new-old narratives.

SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE: EXHIBITION IN THE BOX was collectively developed by Dušica Dražić, Mirjana Dragosavljević and Irena Borić, with contributions by: Anamarija Batista, Irena Borić, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Dušica Dražić, Maja Hodošček, Petra Mrša, Tanja Šljivar, Nataša Šuković.

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