Why does a human voluntarily go to war? What happens when war, as one of the most extreme forms of violence, becomes part of everyday life? (Valentina Knežević)

The works of Valentina Knežević shown in the exhibition #4b5320 are dedicated to the figure of the professional soldier. She focuses on war as an abnormal state that has become normal for the people affected. The exhibition shows Kneževićs video VOICEOVER I as well as four digital photo text collages. Both works are based on conversations with soldiers and veterans. The works reflect the social and psychological dynamics of the professional army, they turn the absurdity of everyday warfare to the outside, and last but not least, give the soldiers a voice.

Valentina Knežević (Split, Croatia) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.