Public Space and a Knot of Visibility: Genders and Sexualities Exposed

Aleksa Milanović


The notion of visibility and visible appears concentrated around a specific knot, which includes the complexity of an intersection of a presence and visibility. In other words, in order for a visibility to be achieved, the simple presence should be underlined by a specific function, a place that marks its relation to the sociocultural system it exists in. In the cases of gender and sexual minority identities the question of public space and visibility becomes crucial, since minorities are being exposed as otherness in relation to the dominant, heteropatriarchal system that labels them as such. This paper works with the issues of problematic visibilities, using the Pride parade in Belgrade 2009 as a case study, which is directly related to gender and sexual identity positions within the dominant majority-governed system.


Article received: June 3, 2017; Article accepted: June 12, 2017; Published online: October 15, 2017; Original scholarly paper

How to cite this article: Milanović, Aleksa. "Public Space and a Knot of Visibility: Genders and Sexualities Exposed." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 14 (2017): 113-122. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i14.201


public space, visibility, presence, otherness, abjection, Belgrade Pride parade

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