Red Dawns: Special October Edition 2013

Welcome to the special October edition of Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns. For this occasion, we have allied with the 19th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women.

Our joint project Red Dawn above the City of Women continues our locally situated feminist and queer politics. We look across national borders, because we believe that patriarchy is transnational. We are convinced that borders between genders as well as between nations and classes can be crossed, moved, and demolished with art, activism, and theory; that these forms of expression intertwine in our struggle for the ‘impossible’ – for that which is yet to come.

From October 3rd to 13th 2013, you can visit City of Women whose 2013 slogan Let’s Create a Place for Ourselves invites you to a variety of interdisciplinary, multicultural and multimedia events. Click here to see the full program.

From October 12th to 26th 2013, Red Dawns welcome you to the special 2013 edition. Click here to access the full program.

We hope that our festival reaches you. And we hope that the critical insights and pleasurable experiences we offer in our program are going to help you live – not only survive, but live in hope that one day, the sun is going to really rise above the City of Women.

Programme: Red Dawn Above City of Women.

Please, note that Ana Čigon’s performance Dear Ladies, Thank You has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 26th 2013 at 4:30 pm in front of Menza pri koritu, ACC Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana due to a rainy weather forecast.

ACT Women‘s street performance My Body, My Territory is going to happen on the same day at 1 pm at Mesarski most near the Central Ljubljana Market.


Festival concept:

Tea Hvala: Red Dawn above the City of Women
Mara Vujič: All Different, All Equal!
Vesna Leskošek: Personal is Political and Public Privatised

To access the schedule for all events, click here (PDF).


City of Women, October 2nd – 13th 2013
PDF version

Red Dawns, October 12th – 26th 2013
SWF version
(to browse, click on any corner of the page)

As part of the Red Dawns Festival, two events will be held on the occasion of the reissue of the Simone de Beauvoir’s book The Second Sex.