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The Event as a Privileged Medium in the Contemporary Art World

The summer issue of Maska journal brings contributions to the symposium The Event as a Privileged Medium in the Contemporary Art World held at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana in November 2011, as part of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts. The guest editor Beti Žerovc focused on various phenomena of art event in order to investigate the nature of this currently very popular medium in the art field. Due to the fact that in its 'eventification' trend the art field is in accord with many other fields, the theoretical contributions in the new issue of Maska are explicitly interdisciplinary and cover a wide variety of subjects.




Contents

THE EVENT AS A PRIVILEGED MEDIUM IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART WORLD  / ed. Beti Žerovc

Beti Žerovc: Editorial

Beti Žerovc: Why Is It Important in the Art Field to Think about Art Events?

Sven Lütticken: The Event and its Other

Werner Hanak-Lettner: Giving Space, Taking Time; The Exhibition as a Double-Bound Script

Bojana Kunst: The Flexible Sociality of Contemporary Art Events

Roger Sansi: The Broom Event: Art, Property and Community in London, 2011

Henrietta L. Moore: What’s In an Event?

Beti Žerovc: Interview with Anthropologist Simon Coleman

Thomas Fillitz: The Mega-Event and the World Culture of Biennials; Dak’Art, the Biennial of Dakar

Robert Pfaller: Matters of Generosity; On Art and Love 

 

Colophon

MASKA Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
vol. XXVII, No. 147–148 (summer 2012)

ISSN 1318-0509

Published by: Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education | Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia | Phone: +386 1 4313122 | Fax: +386 1 4313122 | E-mail: info@maska.si | www.maska.si | For the publisher: Janez  Janša

Acting Editor-in-chief: Amelia Kraigher | Issue Editor: dr. Beti Žerovc | Assistant Editor: Peter Kisin | Acting Editorial Board: Pia Brezavšček, Katja Čičigoj, Zala Dobovšek, Ida Hiršenfelder, Janez Janša, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Simon Kardum, mag. Diana Koloini, Andreja Kopač, dr. Bojana Kunst, mag. Aldo Milohnić, dr. Barbara Orel, Alja Predan, Martina Ruhsam, Ana Schnabl, Miha Turšič, Rok Vevar | Contributing Editors: Nika Arhar, dr. Nenad Jelesijević, Nika Leskovšek, dr. Mojca Puncer | International Advisory Board: Inke Arns, Maaike Bleeker, Eda Čufer, Ivana Ivković, Ana Vujanović, Marko Peljhan, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Luk Van Den Dries

Content Visualisation: Miha Turšič | Slovene Language Editors: Melita Silič, Amelia Kraigher, Gašper Malej | English Language Editor: Eric Dean Scott, Rawley Grau | Print: Cicero | Copies: 400

Price of double issue (international): 7 €  | Annual international subscription: Individual rate 47 €, Institutional rate 60 € (Package and postage not included) | Secretary: Ana Ivanek | Subscription and distribution: ana.ivanek@maska.si | Account number: 02010-00165250861

The journal is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency.