Marking the release of the Slovenian translation of Jacques Rancière's Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art the visit to Ljubljana between the 26th and 28th of November of French philosopher Jacques Rancière.
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.
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.
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...