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Janša/Narat/Preda/Tomažin: Something's In the Air

In a way, every performance deals with the question of ‘how to be together’. Essentially, the theatre is a situation aimed at creating a temporary community. Regardless of the type of theatre, a spectator always finds themselves in a certain community. This situation is even more noticeable at popular music concerts where a refrain can actually be a ‘call’ to sing – the singer stops and lets the crowd sing with one voice.

MASKA

is a nonprofit organization for publishing, production (performances, interdisciplinary and visual artworks), education and research. It is organized into three sections: Maska Publications,Maska Productions and Maska Symposium. Maska’s theoretical, critical and artistic activities deal with contemporary art and theory, research, experimental performing practices, interdisciplinary art and critical theory. Its contents and events often provide a direct and sharp reflection of the cultural and political space in which it acts.
Collaboration with various governmental and non-governmental organisations, artists, professionals from different areas and partners from abroad is an important segment of all of Maska’s activities.


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SYROS: A bet on the potentiality of cooperation

For more than a year, the Maska Institute team have been debating the possibilities and modes of a gradual transition to new or at least different modes of production; a greater cohesion between our publishing, production and education activities; and a conversion or even the merging of fields that are now organisationally separate, yet, to a great extent, already connected; we are also (say)dreaming about the so-called “art institute”, which would enable in-depth, curated (art) research, which...

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JACQUES RANCIÈRE: Aisthesis: Scenes From the Aesthetic Regime of Art

Rancière in Aisthesis: Scenes From the Aesthetic Regime of Art doesn't focus on the canonised modernist artists, such as Mondrian and Kandinsky, Malevich and Duchamp, but instead addresses, for instance, the practices in Folies Bergère and the poets who recorded these events, focuses on the extravagant dancer and choreographer Loïe Fuller, Chaplin’s films, Whitman’s poetry, Craig’s set design revolutions, etc. His objective is not a redefinition of modernism, but a consideration of that which...

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Lazar Džamić: Cvetličarna v Hiši cvetja

Other than at home, the Italian comic book Alan Ford gained popularity only in the former Yugoslavia, where it exceeded all expectation as a phenomenon of popular culture and became a cult: today it seems to have been created directly for the Yugoslav market. The book Cvetličarna v Hiši cvetja, written by marketing expert, journalist and columnist Lazar Džamić, who now lives and works in London, is a witty, lucid and profound culturological analysis of comics and its reception in the Socialist...