CODE:RED > the book

Published on 01. 12. 2012

12.1.2012, 17.30h

You are kindly invited to attend the public presentation announcing the publication of the book CODE:RED at the A+A Gallery, San Marco 3073, Venezia.

Introducing the book and the CODE:RED project will be the art historian and theorist Suzana Milevska, the artist Tadej Pogačar, Carla Corso, Pia Covre and Daniela Manu (Comitato per I Diritti Civili delle Prostitute).

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the book CODE:RED. The book includes theoretical essays and previously unpublished documentary material relating to the long-term collaborative art project CODE:RED, which was initiated in 1999/2000 by the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art and launched on 49.Venice Biennial (2001) in close collaboration with CDCP, Pordenone.

The book CODE:RED includes a series of theoretical essays from the fields of gender studies and feminism, the history of the struggle of sex
workers, their political actions, their fight for human and social rights, their cultural work, their inclusion in labor syndicates, and so on. The
publication pays tribute to the extraordinary individuals who through their courage and boldness have managed to escape the vicious circle of ignorance and stigmatization. The book also presents essential information about the CODE:RED project its beginnings, structure, strategies, actions, networks, and collaborations. Also included are visual documents from projects in São Paulo, Venice, Skopje, Madrid, and New York.

The authors of the essays are Ana Lopes, Pia Covre, Gabriela Silva Leite, Suzana Milevska, Maria do Mar Castro Varela and Nikita Dhawan, Mamen Briz, Mojca Pajnik, and Melissa Ditmore. The book was edited by Tadej Pogačar, with language editing by Rawley Grau and Jana Wilcoxen and graphic design by Ajdin Bašić. The book has been published in English.

The publication of CODE:RED was made possible by the financial support of the Erste Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Ljubljana. The publisher of the book is the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute.

The book may be ordered by email at

Distribution by MOTTO, Berlin.

CODE:RED, 236 pages, 17.5 cm x 24.5 cm, semi-hard binding, 240 illus., English edition, ISBN 978-961-6807-03-6, P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute. Collector’s edition: 50 copies, leather cover, signed and numbered.

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