No 7 (2015)

Issue No. 7, April 2015 - Topic of Issue: Art and Politics: Agency, Autonomy, Emancipation

After the end of Soviet hegemony and the fall of socialist regimes in Central and Southeast Europe, the consideration of the relationship between art and politics seems urgent. The experience of more than two decades of political and structural changes toward the development of institutions of global capital also contributes to this urgency. The debate over the (political) nature of art becomes necessary, taking into account that this question has been superseded by a marketplace wherein all designations and forms of Art are available. It shows (itself) to be the best vehicle for manipulation and instrumentalization towards the current doxa that ‘everything is possible’. Moreover, the issue of the political aspect of art has been complicated by the dominant intellectual opinion and denunciations that all forms of utopian and social dimensions of art, as in the case of revolutionary and emancipatory perspectives of the avant-gardes, are responsible for the horrors of totalitarianism and terrorism. The aim of this issue therefore is to address the question of how to constitute and affirm an active Art today without slipping into essentialism.

Focus Issue Editor: Bojana Matejić

Table of Contents

Articles

Philipp Kleinmichel
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13-20
Pedro Hussak van Velthen Ramos
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21-29
Ding Guogi
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30-38
Ana Petrov
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39-45
Marko Đorđević
49-56
Camille Prunet
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57-62
Tanja Plešivčnik
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63-70
Nataša Milović
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71-76
Željka Pješivac
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85-95
Andrija Filipović
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96-102
Aneta Stojnić
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103-109

Artist Portfolio

Ana Krstić
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78-81

Book Reviews

Book Review: Miško Šuvaković, Umetnost i politika. Savremena estetika, filozofija, teorija i umetnost u vremenu globalne tranzicije. Belgrade: Službeni glasnik, 2012
Tijana Đuričić
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113-114
Book Review: Peter Osborne, Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art. London: Verso, 2013
Vesna Mitar
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115-116
Book Review: Teri Smit, [translated by Andrija Filipović], Savremena umetnost i savremenost: zbirka eseja, Beograd: Orion Art, 2014
Ana Sarvanović
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117-119
Aleš Erjavec ed., Aesthetic Revolutions and the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Movements. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2015
Andrija Filipović
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120-121