Prelom No.4 (Break No. 4)
by Center for Contemporary Art, Belgrade
Print date: 2002-12-01
Institution: CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS - BELGRADE - Serbia and Montenegro
Review: Journal of the School for History and Theory of Images.
It opens with the now already standard feature Ideology and its Discontents which in this issue contains wide range texts that still share same ideological and political passion. Introductory text is political speech by Fidel Castro titled Don’t be stupid Mr. Bush and continues with texts and essays by Vladimir Marković, Break editor [Towards Investigation of Contemporary Fascist Ideology], Alain Badiou, Sylvan Lazarus, Natacha Michele [Que penser? Que faire?], Rastko Močnik [From Nation to Identity]. The Ideology of Discontent brings back to life Turbo-folk polemic from issues 2/3 and features texts/commentaries on them by Serbian artist Zoran Naskovski and activist and cultural worker Ivana Momčilović. New feature that threatens to become permanent one is Pamphlet which brings inflammatory pamphlets [hence the name of feature] on Palestine issue by USA communist/workers groups. These pamphlets put back universalism/class struggle in Palestinian question that have long been covered with layers of ethno-fundamentalisms, religious intolerance and imperialist practices. Reading the Image block goes to movies this time and features seminal text by Frederic Jameson on Pakula’s All the presidents’ men [Totality as Conspiracy]. This is accompanied by Michael Walsh’s’ text on Jameson [Jameson and Global Aesthetics]. We also bring excerpt from the forthcoming book Disintegration in Frames from the noted younger generation Yugoslav film theoretician Pavle Levi that will be published by Centre for Contemporary Arts latter this year [On Film Form and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Post-Yugoslav Cinema]. We round up this movies feature with texts by Nevena Daković [Images of the West in Contemporary Serbian Cinema] and Nebojša Jovanović [Things to do in Bosnia when You’re Dead] that shed a new light on the contemporary cinema in former Yugoslavia and its ambivalent relation with the Hollywood. And at the end as a cherry we offer three interviews that feature luminaries of the contemporary New York art scene [Lawrence Rinder, Michele Maccarone, Ali Subotnick] and were conducted by our editor-in-chief Siniša Mitrović. This issue cover is graced by the work titled Bride by young and talented Serbian artist Milena Maksimović.
Received on 2003-03-21 from Svebor Midzic -