TV Series or Not?


  • Maja Stanković



film, series, arts, entertainment, narrative complexity, visual complexity, analytic complexity, visual art, contemporary theory, hybrid form, algorithm


The paper deals with the new phenomenon related to the complexity of TV series production after 2000, recently theorized by many authors. The common denominator for most of them is the blurring of boundaries between film and TV. How can we explain the complexity of recent TV production? Is it related to blurring the boundaries between television and film, art and entertainment? The primary objective of this paper is to demonstrate that we are dealing with a completely new, hybrid form, which incorporates not only film aesthetics but also the visual arts experience and contemporary theory.


Article received: March 29, 2018; Article accepted: May 10, 2018; Published online: October 15, 2018; Original scholarly paper

How to cite this article: Stanković, Maja. "TV Series or Not?" AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 17 (2018): 1−13. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i17.282

Author Biography

Maja Stanković

Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Belgrade

Maja Stanković (Belgrade, 1975) completed her PhD in Art History at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, at the Department of Modern Art (2013). She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University, at the Department of Digital Arts. Since 2004, she has authored numerous texts published in scientific journals, as well as solo and group exhibition catalogues and co-authored the collection of papers on contemporary art Images/Singular/Global [Slike/Singularno/Globalno, 2013] and the collection on video art Image/Movement/Transformation [Slika/Pokret/Transformacija, 2013]. Her field of interest includes contemporary art, theory and digital humanities. She has published the book Liquid context: Contextual Practices in Contemporary Art [Fluidni kontekst: kontekstualne prakse u savremenoj umetnosti, 2015].


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How to Cite

Stanković, M. (2018). TV Series or Not?. AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, (17), 1–13.