Kosovo 2.0 proudly announces “Handle With Care,” an art exhibition and installation that addresses the existence of present day enslavement, and the brutal reality that faces women who have fallen victim to human trafficking and the sex industry.
Join us for the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 18:00 at K2.0’s new space, where we will have a live performance of “The Prostitution Monologues” with local performers, and a Q&A with artist Jimini Hignett.
The installation brings together three works created by two artists, Jimini Hignett and Patricia Kaersenhout, as well as by women who are survivors of prostitution. The works invite the visitor to reflect on the oppression of women, in particular in relation to the trafficking of women into the sex trade.
Jimini Hignett’s videos of women’s testimonies, retold by actors, bear witness to the way the trade and exploitation of women ties in with larger economic and political processes, such as economic inequality, privatization and corruption.
Patricia Kaersenhout’s carpet symbolizes the oppression of women, and the way that women’s rights are continually trodden underfoot, while a series of masks show self-portraits painted on brown paper bags by women who have recently escaped from being prostituted.
The exhibition will be open from Nov. 20 to Dec. 4 between 10:00 and 18:00 at K2.0’s new space at Ferat Dragaj 60-1 (behind Furra Qerimi 1).K
This exhibition is financially supported by The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prishtina and implemented by Kosovo 2.0 in partnership with Alter Habitus.