Lala Raščić – The more tongues you silence, the more they talk

About the exhibition

Ancient folkloric tales, mythological figures and feminist theory are starting points in Lala Raščić’s work, where Medusa and the spider-esque Arachne are two significant sources of inspiration. In collaboration with Göteborg Baroque, she presents a new art production based on Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Coronation of Poppaea (1642). The title of the exhibition is a quote by one of the characters in the opera, the philosopher Seneca. A quote that speak to us in a very current way despite its age of 400 years. 

The exhibition also covers older work with various expressions and materials, such as sound installations and kinetic sculptures that interact with shadow plays, videos, and drawings. 

With a feminist perspective, Lala Raščić draw inspiration from craft traditions, ancient myths, and folkloristic customs, which she reinterprets and recreates in her own and distinctive visual experience. In her work she examines women’s limited rights in the public sphere and how Western culture have shaped, silenced, and excluded women from the center of power. The more tongues you silence, the more they talk will be the first exhibition of the year 2021 at Röda Sten Konsthall – the same year as Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary and 100 years since Women's suffrage was established in Sweden. 



Opening program

6 February, 12.00

Introduction to the exhibition by director Mia Christersdotter Norman and curator Amila Puzić, Video work GORGO by Lala Raščić, Artist talk with Lala Raščić and Amila Puzić



Artist video

Interview with Lala Raščić.



Digital artist talk: Lala Raščić, Amila Puzić and Göteborg Baroque

6 March, 12.00

For the exhibition The more tongues you silence, the more they talk the artist Lala Raščić developed a site-specific installation titled Poppaea’s Pans in collaboration with the music ensemble Göteborg Baroque. The collaboration was developed around the theme of the opera L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea) by Claudio Monteverdi, that the ensemble was supposed to stage during the show. The pandemic affected the whole process which led to the cancellation of the opera performance. Instead, Göteborg Baroque filmed a performance act compiled of different early musical pieces, including the parts of the opera L’incoronazione di Poppea.

In the dialogue between Göteborg Baroque’s film director Per Buhre, Amanda Flodin (mezzo) and Amila Puzić (curator) and the artist Lala Raščić, the discussion will depart from the collaboratory process of the production of the work Poppaea’s Pans and the film Voices from a Spinning Pan.

Voices from a Spinning Pan

Artist talk 



Curatorial tour 

Curator Amila Puzić shows the exhibition. 



MODES OF ART PRODUCTION: exposures, gestures, errors

8 April, 17.00–18.30

Röda Sten Konsthall invites you to an online lecture by art researcher, theorist and curator Jelena Petrović. The lecture focuses on today’s modes of art production (artist’s gestures and artistic exposures), introducing the politics of error as a form of resistance to neoliberal ways of (self) exploitation within the contemporary art system.

The event will be in English and take place over Zoom. Enter the following link to participate:


- Introduction to the lecture by the Röda Sten curator Amila Puzić
- Lecture by Jelena Petrović: MODES OF ART PRODUCTION: exposures, gestures, errors
- Discussion

The lecture is part of the program organized within the solo exhibition of Lala Raščić The more tongues you silence, the more they talk at the Röda Sten Konsthall in Gothenburg. The exhibition is open until March 11 2021.

Event organizer: Röda Sten Konsthall. The event takes place in association with Folkuniversitetet, Göteborg.

Jelena Petrović is an art researcher, theorist and curator. (Co)author of texts, events, exhibitions and projects related to new epistemological models of art(-theory) production dealing with issues of war and violence, critical and human geography, the politics of affects and the politics of error. Currently, she works at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna on her project: The Politics of Belonging-Art Geographies (FWF Elise Richter Program 2019–2023).