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Drakulić at the panel “Herstories from Post-Conflict Societies”

This panel discussion was held on the occasion of the group exhibition Step Out of the Strange Light and it deals with relationships between transitional justice and artistic practices in the context of the Yugoslav Wars. Participants discuss research-based practices that draw on autobiographical, political, cultural sources, as well as concepts of security and power, truth-seeking, and rehabilitation. They reflect on ways of addressing the continued violence against women, historical memory, and genocide. They examine processes through which atrocities and traumas suffered by women are marginalized and erased from collective memory.

The panel raises critical questions about ethics and navigating complex and painful processes and experiences, highlighting the need for strategies to confront communities about the repression of traumatic histories and potential reconciliation. This also includes the responsibility to create safe spaces and platforms that support women in articulating their haunting experiences in the face of being denied political justice and reparations.

Participants: Šejla Kamerić (artist, Berlin and Sarajevo), Gülsün Karamustafa (artist, Istanbul), Jasmila Žbanić (film director, screenwriter, and producer, Sarajevo), and Slavenka Drakulić (author and journalist, Stockholm and Zagreb), moderated by Lívia Páldi (curator, Budapest).


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