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Art and Life

MASKA, vol. XXIX, No. 165–168 (autum - winter 2014)

 

This issue of the Maska journal is, exceptionally, quadruple and, as a consequence, heftier and more comprehensive. The theme of the central section is titled “Art and Life: Productions of temporality in art” and, (also) by way of select insights into the history of art, its social and political dimensions, it interrogates the status of art in the current unstable conditions of “free(dom of)” production of contemporary capitalism. The section has been conceived and prepared by a guest editor, Dr Lev Kreft, and it is a corollary of a symposium, which we organised in collaboration with the Slovenian Society of Aesthetics [Slovensko društvo za estetiko] upon the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Maska institute. 

Our occasional column titled “Love and the State” is also related to the themed section; this time, using the example of cultural and ideological wars in Poland, it also speaks about typical microsituations of misunderstanding and lack of cooperation in contemporary Slovenia, France, Norway or Germany – the phenomena are recognisable and the social and economic crisis is exacerbating them. 

In the new Maska issue, we also round off and conclude the extensive historical and theoretical discussion of select phenomena in the field of contemporary dance; we focus on Slovenian Theatre Institute [Slovenski gledališki inštitut], which was established recently; we survey two much-discussed European festivals; and we review, using no adjectives and no embellishments, several performances and books by select authors. 

This issue of Maska offers no less than 228 pages of reading. Read us. Show us your support. For without you, our faithful readers and subscribers, we simply will not persevere. To 2015, with courage! 

Amelia Kraigher

Translated by Polona Petek

 

Content

LOVE AND SOVEREIGNITY
Marta Keil: THE CULTURE WARS THAT NEVER EXISTED 

SLOVENIAN THEATRE INSTITUTE
Nika Arhar: WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SLOVENIAN THEATRE INSTITUTE?

UMETNOST IN ŽIVLJENJE / ART AND LIFE
Lev Kreft: ART AND LIFE: PRODUCTIONS OF TEMPORALITY IN ART
Miško Šuvaković: TROUBLES WITH THE ECONOMY, GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY
Darko Štrajn: WAITING FOR THE EVENT
Lev Kreft: ARTIST AT WORK – 160 YEARS AGO
Aldo Milohnić: ARTIST AT WORK AGAINST WORK?
Katja Čičigoj: ART AND/IS (NON)WORK: TOWARDS A REARTICULATION OF CONCEPTS
KITCH (Lana Zdravković, Nenad Jelesijević): BEYOND COUNTING 

MOVEMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE III
Laura Strack: A TRIBUTE TO THE OTHER
Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher: JUDGING CHOREOGRAPHY
Dejan Srhoj: DANCE HOUSE AS THE ART OF (CO)EXISTENCE: Interview with Gisela Müller and Barbara Friedrich
Dragan Živadinov: SEVEN MINUTES ::
Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher: DANCE TODAY: BETWEEN BIOPOWER AND BIOPOLITICS
Nika Leskovšek: / AN EXPERIMENT WITH BEGINNINGS: IZTOK KOVAČ AND EN-KNAP
Andreja Kopač: DIGITALISATION OF MOVEMENT: A HIDDEN POTENTIAL OR CHASING TIME? 

FESTIVAL DESIRÉ CENTRAL STATION SUBOTICA 2013
Nataša Gvozdenović: THEATRE AS AN ENTRY AND AN EXIT POINT: Interview with Andras Urban 

FESTIVAL THEATERTREFFEN BERLIN 2014
Urška Brodar: THE GREAT TEN AND THE INTERROGATION OF NEW THEATRE FORMS 

CRITICISM WITHOUT ADJECTIVES
Martina Ruhsam: PLEASURE AND APOCALYPSE
Maja Murnik: PERFORMING ARTS AND VIRTUAL BODIES
Aldo Milohnić: FROM ALTERNATIVE CULTURE TO CONTEMPORARY INDIAN THEATRE

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MASKA Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
Vol. XXIX, nos. 165–168 (Autumn-Winter 2014) 

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 

Editor-in-chief: Amelia Kraigher | Editor-in-chief Assistant: Nika Leskovšek | Editorial Board: Nika Arhar, Pia Brezavšček, Katja Čičigoj, Janez Janša, dr. Nenad Jelesijević, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Simon Kardum, mag. Diana Koloini, mag. Andreja Kopač, dr. Bojana Kunst, dr. Aldo Milohnić, Rok Vevar, Dragan Živadinov | International Advisory Board: Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher, Thomas Irmer, Katarina Pejović, Ixiar Rozas, mag. Martina Ruhsam, André Schallenberg 

Design and Layout: Ajdin Bašić, Mitja Miklavčič | Slovene Language Editors: Tatjana Capuder, Mateja Dermelj, Amelia Kraigher, Gašper Malej, Melita Silič | English Language Editor: Eric Dean Scott | Tisk / Print: Cicero | Copies: 400 

Price of double issue (international): 10 € |  Price of quadruple issue (international): 15 € | Annual international subscription for four (4) double issues: Individual rate for Europe 67 €, Individual rate, Rest of World 77 (distributed by Maska Ljubljana). International institutional rate: print and online subscription 143 € / 119 £ / 154 $, online only 90 € / 75 £ (distributed by Intellect Ltd. and Turpin Distribution, UK) | Package and postage included. | Business secretary: Janja Tekavec | Subscription and distribution for individuals from Europe and Rest of World: janja.tekavec@maska.si | Account number: 02010-00165250861 | Maska is available in both print and electronic formats through Turpin Distribution, Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8TQ, UK; T: +1 860 350 0031 (North America), +44 (0) 1767 604 951, F: +44 (0)1767 601640 (Institutional EU and Rest of World orders, except Slovenia and North America); E: custserv@turpin-distribution.com, W: www.turpin-distribution.com. 

Although we have tried our best to track down copyright holders of photos and other visual materials, we have not  always succeeded. The authors are kindly asked to contact the editorial board. 

Maska was founded in 1920 by the Ljubljana sub-committee of the Association of Theatre Players of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Udruženje gledaliških igralcev Kraljevine SHS). In 1985, the Association of Cultural Organisations of Slovenia (Zveza kulturnih organizacij Slovenije) revived this publication under the title of Maske. In 1991, its original name was restored and its co-founder – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis – reinstated. 

Chief and/or executive editors thus far: Rade Pregarc (1920–21), Peter Božič & Tone Peršak (1985–90), Maja Breznik (1991–93), Irena Štaudohar (1993–98), Janez Janša (1998–2006), Katja Praznik (2007–2009) & Maja Murnik (2011).

According to Article 25, Item 7 of the Value Added Tax Act, newspapers are taxed at the rate of 9.5%.The journal is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency.