Exhibition has bin presented in Youth Center in Belgrade in September 2009.

Conceptual exhibition devoted to criticism of the clergy - a corrupt clergy who do not perform their duties in accordance with job description, but abusing their position are subject to corruption, immorality and fornication, deal with the politics and stirring up nationalism, hide and support crimes and criminals. Given that the Church is "protected" and it is not allowed to freely and publicly criticize "those who represent God," this exhibition is pronounced criticism of the administration of the Church.

Religion is the undisputed status of something which is not questioned and is not subject to criticism. Historically believers (of any Christian church) had a legitimate right to kill anyone who dared to ask questions and criticize. The church continued to manipulate and deceive people.

This conceptual setting breaks the taboo and the intangibility of the Church, presents the disastrous intervention in state affairs and politics, greed, lack of concern for the poor, their direct impact on the decline of morality and lack of mercy, and initiation or support of inter-religious wars.

The exhibition does not aim to criticize God and religion, but religious administration that is hiding behind God and in its name does horrible things and distracts people from God and religion.

Elements of the exhibition are photographs, installations and performance.

 

According to Matthew chap. 23, Holy Bible

23 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to the disciples, saying:

2. “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the seat of Moses. 3. Therefore all the things they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds, for they say but do not perform. 4. They bind up heavy loads and put them upon the shoulders of men, but they themselves are not willing to budge them with their finger. 5. All the works they do they do to be viewed by men; for they broaden the (scriptures-containing) cases that they wear as safeguards, and enlarge the fringes (of their garments).6. They like the most prominent place at evening meals and the front seats an the synagogues, 7. and the greetings in the marketplaces and to be called Rabbi by men. 8. But you do not you called Rabbi, for one is your teacher, whereas all you are brothers.9. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One.10. Neither be called ‘leaders’, for your Leader is one, the Christ. 11. But the greatest one among you must be your minister. 12. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

13. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men; for you yourselves do not go in, neither do you permit those on their way in to go in. 14. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because your devour widows’ houses and for a pretense offer long prayers; on this account you will receive judgment more abundantly.

15. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you traverse sea and dry lend to make one proselyte and when he becomes one you make him a subject for Gehen’na twice as much so as yourselves

16. “Woe to you, blind guides who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is under obligation. 17. Fools and blind ones! Which, in fact, is great, the gold or the temple that has sanctified? 18. Also, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it he is under obligation’. 19. Blind ones! Which, in fact, is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20. Therefore he that swears by the altar is swearing by it and by all the things on it; 21. and  he that swears by the temple is swearing by it and by him that is inhabiting it; 22. and he that swears by heaven is swearing by the throne of God and by him that is sitting on it.

23. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you give the tenth of the mint ant the dill and the cumin, but you have disregarded the weightier matters of Law, namely, justice and mercy and faithfulness.

These things it was binding to do yet not to disregard the other things. 24. Blind guides, who strain out the gnat but gulp down the camel.

25. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because  you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of plunder and immoderateness. 26. Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the dish, that outside of it also may become clean.

27. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you resemble whitewashed graves, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful but inside are full of dead men’s  bones and of every sort of uncleanness. 28. In that way you also, outwardly indeed, appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you blind the graves of the prophets and decorate the memorial tombs of the righteous ones, 30. and you say, ‘If we were in the days of our forefathers, we would not be sharers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31.Therefore you are bearing witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32. Well, then, fill up the measure of yours forefathers.

33.” Serpents, offspring of vipers, how are you to flee from the judgment of Gehenna?

 

 
 

Dizajn: Predrag M. Azdejković