Podgorica Art Fest/ "(Un)translatable Words and Our Cognitive Horizons"
The paper deals with the relationship between cognition and language, arguing about Sapir-Whorf theory which claims that the way a person thinks is strongly influenced by his/her mother tongue, i.e. the words of that language determine how the person will think. This paper presents a list of untranslatable, linguistics Japanese gems that convey feelings or concepts with satisfactory precision but refusing to be easily translated into the Montenegrin language. This game of interesting words re-examines the relationship between words and us. The work is accompanied by visuals in the form of photographs (30 photos made during my stay in Japan from 29th October 2015 to 24th April 2016).
2017-9 - 2017-9
The Exhibition entitles Drugarice – Women’s Movement in Montenegro 1943 – 1953/ “We are following your glorious example”
This paper is dealing with the theme of language and ideology; language that constructs reality. On this occasion, together with the artist Adrijana Gvozdenović, I approached the written archive material, and through analyzing the language of their time, and by referring to comrades from the past, we describe our present time. The paper represents a commentary on the establishment of the power of ruling ideology, based on the symbolic perception of language. Through the theme of language, the theory of female identity is presented as a construct formed by social practices. The same work is published in Strange Attractors, an artist’s book produced for We don’t need another hero , the 10th edition of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (June 9 – September 9, 2018; Berlin, Germany).
2017-9 - 2017-9
The Mediterranea 18 - Young Artists Biennale/ "Once Upon a Time Now "
As the only representative of Montenegro in the literature section, I partake on this Biennale with my children's fairy tales entitled "Once Upon a Time Now" that represent the positive patterns for children and offer an alternative perspective of a well-established narrative at this time in children's literature. On this occasion, I presented my research work on the same topic, which deals with the language and the female/male ideals and their relationships, marginalized values and stereotypes about women and men rooted in children's literature.