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by SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana

Print date: 2002-02-01
Editor(s): Barbara Borčić, Urša Jurman
ISBN: ISSN 1580 - 738X
Contact: Urša Jurman
WWW: http://www.ljudmila.org/scca/platforma/

Focus of the third issue is relation between ART-THEORY-IDEOLOGY.
PlatfromaSCCA, the magazine of the SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts-Ljubljana, is focused on the themes that contribute considerably to the understanding of the contemporary art practice and its context. The magazine was predominantly created as a platform for the texts written within the frame of the research project "Manifesta in Our Backyard". The project (to which both previous issues - June 2000, December 2000 - were dedicated) was aimed at researching the operations of the contemporary art system on the example of the Manifesta 3 (European Biennial of Contemporary Art) that took place in Ljubljana in 2000. Although the research project is finished, we continue with publishing the magazine PlatformaSCCA. The decision for that was based on the estimation that critical and argumented reflection on questions concerning contemporary art and culture is not present enough in Slovenia. Apart from providing the information on the center's activities, we publish original texts and translations from the fields of art theory, critical theory and art criticism.
PlatformaSCCA no. 3:
- Novelties from the SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts-Ljubljana programmes, including deadlines for regional/international programmes, etc.;
- Ursa Jurman: "Out of Our Backyard"; - Misko Suvakovic: "The Ideology of the Exhibition" - the author deals with the ideology of display on the example of three biggest European events in the field of contemporary fine art - the Kassel Documenta, the Venice Biennale and Manifesta - he concludes the text with a comparison of Manifesta and Soros Centers of Contemporary Arts;
- Lev Kreft: "The Avant-Garde is Mainstream" - the author discusses the relation between art, politics and aesthetics in the historical avant-garde, neo-avant-garde and postmodernism;
- Natasa Ilic & Dejan Krsic: "Political Practices of Art" - on the example of the art work by Sanja Ivekovic, which the authors place in the cultural and political context of Croatia in the 90 s, the authors write about the chances for alternative culture in Croatia and the strategies of subversive artistic practises; - Bogdan Lesnik: "Fragments on Theory and Ideology" - through psychoanalytic reading and in a dialogue with Freud s essays on art the author discusses the relation between theory and ideology; - Rastko Mocnik: "...About the Art" - a text on the parasitism of the art theory and discourses on art experiences an unique parasitism with the visual intervention by P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art;
- Interview with Suzana Milevska conducted by Ivanka Apostolova in which the main topic is (self)criticism and (self)reference when writing on art; - Igor Zabel: "Art and Quality" - in a dialogue with Ursa Jurman the author reflects on the issues of interpretation and the evaluation of contemporary art.
PlatfromaSCCA is published in Slovene/English language. All 3 issues are available also online.
Ursa Jurman
SCCA-Ljubljana, Vegova 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
tel: +386 426 21 92; fax: +386 425 47 34

Received on 2002-12-02 from Barbara Borčić - Slovenia


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