Does multiculturalism present a failed experiment of pseudo-democracy, or it is still a realistic option? What are the costs of the adaptation to new socio-economic and cultural contexts? Young Montenegrin visual artist Bojana Radulovic raised these questions in her “illegal performance” at the festival “(Exhibiting) Baroque Bodies”, held from the 27 to the 29 of January in the Flemish Cultural Center – Vlaams de Brakke Grond Culturhuis in Amsterdam.
Radulovic stresses out the position of Muslim women in modern Western countries, or more precisely, burqua-covered Muslim women who fail to find a common language with European liberal democracy. She claims to use her body “as a polygon inscribed with political symbols, and by pointing out the erogenous zone of the “forbidden”, draws attention to the abuse of the female body”.