Stock Exchange

Artist: Sislej Xhafa
performance | 2000

Sislej Xhafa' s work deals with the transformations caused by the movements and migrations of humanity, coming from the South and the East are changing the West. His work attempts to respond to this transformation, taking place within the terms of illegality, immigration and multiculturalism. Institutions have been sent into crisis by these great waves of immigration, artists should become bearers of this new situation, producing work molded by the changing reality. At Manifesta 3, Sislej Xhafa performed in the railway station of Ljubljana. He looked at the notice-board of departures and arrivals, announcing the information of the trains by using the style of communication of stockbrokers. He enacted hand gesturing and proclaimed in the tone of voice typical to stockbrokers. Sislej Xhafa was elegantly dressed, in style similar to the operators on the Wall Street. Stock Exchange was performed two days before the vernissage. Video documentation of that, together with a new performance is shown the day of the opening.


Manifesta 3 - Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence | 2000.06.23 - 2000.09.24 | Cankarjev Dom(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | International Centre of Graphic Arts(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | Museum of Modern Art(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | National Museum of Slovenia(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | RTV Slovenia