Photo exhibition „Gender as Performance“ at the Premises of Commissioner

Photos of famous Dutch photographer Chris Rexen are exhibited at the premises of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, thanks to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Exhibition was opened by Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković and Netherlands Ambassador Hendrik van den Dool.

Art is the best way to do away with prejudices, said Commissioner Janković and stressed that art has no gender, nation, religion or borders and it opens horizons much faster and wider than any other action.

This is also one of the ways to build an open and tolerant society that understands diversity, a society we all want to live in, added the Commissioner.

Netherlands Ambassador noted that, in the area of human rights, his country attaches special attention to rights of LGBTIQ community, not because they should have some special rights, but because they should have the same rights as everyone else.

Exhibition organizer, director of the Center for photography development Zvezdan Mančić stressed that the exhibition was opened in Belgrade at the Festival of Photography “Vizualizator” and that the institution of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality is the right place to continue its life.

Works from the series „Gender as Performance“ were exhibited in a gallery in New York, in public spaces in Netherlands and after that at galleries in Serbia. It is a series of author’s self portraits, inspired by works of gender theoretician Judit Batler, whose intention was to encourage the spectator to think about fixed gender identities through photography esthetics.

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