Maska, časopis za scenske umetnosti

History - Experince - Archive

Maska, vol. XXIII, no. 117–118, autumn 2008

Autumn issue of Maska History – Experience – Archive represents a contribution to the reflection on the concept of history and historiography and its use in the field of art practices. The texts by renowned authors such as Marta Verginella, Eda Čufer, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Heike Roms, Franz Anton Cramer, Andre Lepecki, consider the thematic framework from various aspects, ranging from theoretical views on history and the problem of the oblivion/erasure of certain segments of the past from existent historical narratives to the studies of practical examples and the role of the historicization of art practices and the artistic manipulations of history, archives, and experiences. Through the treatment of history and archives along with individual and collective experiences, they establish a critical consideration of the past and collective memory that is always defined by the contingency of a set of circumstances and the dynamics of pressures, suppressions, and relaxations.

Historical awareness and the tradition of critical thinking and contemporary art creation in this issue is represented also with Brian Holmes contribution on the work of a progressive Croatian curatorial collective WHW (What How and for Whom), the winners of the Igor Zabel award for cultural achievements in the region of Central and Southeast Europe. Besides, the journal brings the reflections on the festivals Bitef and Transamerique.




Brian Holmes  WHW: the process of becoming


Katja Praznik: History – Experience – Archive

Marta Verginella: From Memory to History: The Long-standing Embeddings of Slovenian Historicization

Eda Čufer: Enjoy me, Abuse me? I am Your Artists. Cultural Policies – their Monuments their Ruins

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez: The Urge to Revisit the Archives – The Need to Propose A Counter history. An interview with Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas

Zdenka Badovinac: The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Producition of Context

Mojca Puncer:  The Artist and History: New strategies for Historicizing Contemporary Art

Ana Vujanović:  History Reloaded: A Tiger’s Leap Into Local Dance's Past

Heike Roms: Eventful Evidence: Historicizing Performance Art

Franz Anton Crame: The Aftermath of Research: When history becomes writing

Andre Lepecki: In the Mist of the Event: Performance and the Activation of Memory in The Atlas Group Archive

Marina Gržinić:  The Place from Where We Speak

Stefan Kaegi: 15 Short Plays made on the Road III. 


Andreja Kopač:   Lost In Translation – Found In Transition. 
Bustling Images – a Postcard from the Bitef Festival 2008

Primož Jesenko: TransAmériques: The Festival as an Investment


Editor in chief: Katja Praznik
Editor of issue:Katja Praznik
Editorial board : Bojana Kunst, Nina Meško, Saša Nabergoj, Mojca Puncer, Karla Železnik, 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