Red Dicussion 2 is a part of the exhibition Subversion to Red which represents The Republic of North Macedonia at 58th La Biennale di Venezia
During the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, as one of the key elements of the solo exhibition Subversion to Red by Nada Prlja for the Pavilion of the Republic of North Macedonia, was the performative discussion Red Discussion 2, including following participants: Charles Esche, Maurizio Lazzarato, Vlad Morariu, Chantal Mouffe, Laura Raicovich and Artan Sadiku.
In general, Red Discussion performances are conceived as a discussions between relevant thinkers and theorists invited to analyse and critique various concepts of socialist / Marxist theory and Leftist thought. The aim is to analyse and deconstruct former societal models and ideologies (those no longer relevant to current social and political structures) and to identify and repropose aspects or specific ideas that may still be, or could become, applicable today.
The red painted pentagonal table, onto which the various ideas and key words from the discussion were written during the performative event, defines a set of key concepts and ideals that could be used as a guide for redefining contemporary society. It subsequently remained as an artwork within the exhibition space, exhibited alongside the video documentation of Red Discussion 1 and Red Discussion 2.
Images from the a performative discussion in Venice
Red Discussion 2
(Installation views at La Biennale di Venezia)