The story of the largest debt in Slovenian history, accumulated by the Archdiocese Maribor, chronologically coincides with the beginning of the fall of a welfare state. Ever since, the entire country has been burdened with debts. Do we know how high? Owed to whom? On whose behalf?
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.
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The book Life II [in Progress] is based on an ongoing, long-term project that repeats a single-staged sequence year in and year out. It accompanies a group of women through pregnancy and motherhood, creating full-figure images, which bear an intense confrontation with the persons photographed. The images of naked, pregnant women and nursing mothers with their children arouse pleasant feelings, joy, and empathy. At same time, the series of photographs expresses an uncertainty by their...
The themed section of the Summer 2014 issue of Maska nos. 163-164 – Movements in Contemporary Dance II – is based on a very specific event: in mid-2012 the right-wing government abolished the Centre of Contemporary Dance Arts, the first public institute in the field of contemporary dance in Slovenia. The frustration faced by the Slovenian contemporary dance scene raised several issues, including that of the historisation of contemporary dance in Slovenia.