Alketa Xhafa Mripa holds lecture against violence in BelgiumPrishtina, 2 November 2017 – On 14 November, the artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa was invited to speak at the art week "One week to fight rape" which will be held in Belgium. This week shall be organized from 13-16 November by Grr-Rape Project and VLERA - Organization of Albanian Student in Brussels.
Besides the lecture, women and men living in Brussels who want to donate dresses are free to do so, in order to create an almost identical installation to "Thinking of You" that was held in the Prishtina City Stadium, reports KultPlus. This will support the survivors of sexual violence in various conflicts.
Art can serve as a response to sexual violence during wartime, and this Week intends to speak exactly about this, about rape as a method used in the war but which is also damaged by the social stigma placed on it. Xhafa is an artist of several artistic media, including installation, performance, photography, drawings and video. Her work has been exhibited in Florence, Lisbon, Berlin, London and Prishtina.