Maska, časopis za scenske umetnosti

The Passage Of The Gaze

Maska, vol. XXIII, no. 113–114, spring 2008 

The spring issue of magazine Maska entitled The Passage of the Gaze brings the analysis of new phenomena and traits of the past seven years in the Slovene performing arts. The main attention of this issue is focused on art production and its reflection of contemporaneity and to the question of art’s relation toward the zeitgeist. Despite the unenviable production conditions that currently exist in the sphere of art (something even the present issue could not avoid), it is evident that the local context created a rather significant number of effective, visible and penetrating art works. Many of these art forms reflect the society and the conflict of the art sphere with the political and economic field. At a wider level, this could be read as a complex problem of the individual who relentlessly searches for points of contact and communication in a collapsing network of relations. Namely, disintegration took hold of both: the network of relations as well as the value systems of contemporary world. 

The issue is edited by Karla Železnik and Katja Praznik. Contributions by renowned Slovene theoreticians and writers, like Bojana Kunst, Marina Gržinić, Andreja Kopač, Mojca Kumerdej, Mojca Puncer, Blaž Lukan, Tomaž Toporišič, Rok Vevar, shed light on concrete works of artists (although they certainly do not cover the entire field of production). Groundbreaking, highly visible art production in Slovenia is supported also by comments and perspectives of the artists, authors, critics and producers.


Editorial → PDF

Karla Železnik Carrousel of Slovene Complaints and Praises
Andreja Kopač On Freedom, Values, and Recognition. Looking Through the Eye of an Artist/Performer: “You are your own material”
Katja Praznik “Coordination with the Possibilities of Movement”

Mojca Puncer “Female” Creativity In Slovenia: The Case of Contemporary Dance
Blaž Lukan Concealed Movement of the Stage. Theatre of Ivica Buljan
Tomaž Toporišič The Political at the Intersection of the Live and the Mediatized
Bojana Kunst Yet to come? On possibilities and impossibilities of resistance
Marina Gržinić On the Dark Side of the Alps

Karla Železnik Unforgettable and Inspiring Gazes

Mojca Kumerdej Eternally Repeatable Chord: Ema Kugler
Rok Vevar Directing Beyond the Stage Cold Wars: Sebastijan Horvat


Editor in Chief: Katja Praznik
Editor of this issue: Karla Železnik and Katja Praznik
Editorial Board: Bojana Kunst, Nina Meško, Saša Nabergoj, Mojca Puncer, Karla Železnik, Mare Bulc, Andrej Jaklič, Jurij Krpan, Blaž Lukan
International Editorial Board: Inke Arns, Maaike Bleeker, Eda Čufer, Ivana Ivković, Nataša Petrešin Bachelez, Ana Vujanović, Marko Peljhan, Luc Van Den Dries
Art Director: Martin Mistrik
Slovene Language Editor: Simona Ana Radež
English Language Editor: Jana Wilcoxen

Double issue price (international): 8 EUR
Delivery costs are not included.
Slovene-English edition.