Miško Šuvaković

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Miško (Miodrag) Šuvaković (1954, Belgrade) is a theorist, aesthetician, artist, curator, and professor of theory of art, culture, and aesthetics.

He is a co-founder and member of the conceptual art collective Group 143 (1975-80), as well as the "Community for Space Investigation" (1982-89). Since 1988 he is a member of the Slovenian Aesthetic Society. In 1993, he received a PhD degree with the thesis Analytical Philosophy and Visual Art (Faculty of Visual Art, University of Arts, Belgrade). He is a Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of Art at the Faculty of Music, Belgrade, and since 2002 he also teaches Theory of Art and Theory of Culture at the Faculty of Architecture at Belgrade University. He has published over 30 books.

His research interests are 20th and 21st century art, art theory and philosophy. He wrote or collaborated on a number of books, book chapters and articles, which have been published in Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Hungarian, Chinese and English languages. Besides writing about art and teaching, he has been active as a curator of exhibitions on contemporary art since 1979. He conceptualised or collaborated on conceptions for exhibitions shown in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia and he wrote one book on curation. (Source)

Publications[edit]

Magazines[edit]

  • co-editor, Katalog 143, Belgrade, 1975-78. Magazine.
  • co-editor, Mentalni prostor, Belgrade, 1982-87.
  • co-editor, Transkat­alog, Novi Sad, 1995-98.
  • co-editor, Teorija koja Hoda/TkH/Walking Theory, Belgrade, 2001ff.
  • co-editor, Razlika/Differance, Tuzla, 2002.
  • co-editor, Anomalija, Novi Sad, 2004.
  • co-editor, Sarajevske sveske, Sarajevo/Zagreb/Ljubljana/Belgrade/Skopje, 2006.

Books[edit]

  • Pas Tout: Fragments on Art, Culture, Politics, Poetics and Art Theory, 1994-1974, Buffalo: Meow Press, 1994, 29 pp. (English)
  • Postmoderna, Belgrade: Narodna knjiga, 1995, 180 pp. (Serbian)
  • Paragrami tela/figure: predavanja i rasprave o strategijama i taktikama teorijskog izvođenja u modernom i postmodernom performance art-u, teatru, operi, muzici, filmu i tehnoumetnosti, Belgrade: CENPI, 2001, 430 pp. (Serbian)
  • editor, with Dubravka Đurić, Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991, MIT Press, 2003, 520 pp. [1] (English)
  • Mapiranje tijela/tijelom / Mapping of the Body/with the Body, trans. Suncica Kragulj, Zagreb: Meandar, 2005, 137 pp. (Croatian)/(English)
  • Pojmovnik suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb: Horetzky, and Ghent: Vlees & Beton, 2005, 856 pp. (Croatian)
  • Diskurzivna analiza: prestupi i/ili pristupi ‘diskurzivne analize’ filozofiji, poetici, estetici, teoriji i studijama umetnosti i kulture, Belgrade: University of Arts in Belgrade, 2006; new ed., Belgrade: Orion Art, 2010, 532 pp. [2] (Serbian)
  • KFS – Kritične forme savremenosti i žudnja za demokratijom, Novi Sad: Orpheus, 2007. (Serbian)
  • Konceptualna umetnost, Novi Sad: MSUV, 2007; new ed., Belgrade: Orion Art, 2012, 862 pp. [3] (Serbian)
  • Epistemology of Art: Critical Design for Procedures and Platforms of Contemporary Art Education, Belgrade: TkH, 2008, 162 pp. [4] (English)
  • Skrite zgodovine skupine OHO, Ljubljana: P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., 2009, 144 pp. Exh. held at P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana, 23 Apr-21 May 2009. [5] (Slovenian)
    • The Clandestine Histories of the OHO Group: A Cold War Era Transgressive and Subversive Artistic Practice; Transgression, Sexuality, and Politics in the Pursuits of the OHO Group and the Movement OHO-Katalog, 1965-1971, trans. Irena Sentevska, Ljubljana: P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., 2010, 149 pp. [6] [7] (English)
  • editor, Istorija umetnosti u Srbiji: XX vek, 3 vols., Belgrade: Orion Art, 2010-2014. [8] [9] [10]. Interview (ArtMargins 2012 EN). Review: Dragana Stojanović (of Vol 2, Art+Media 2012). (Serbian)
  • Pojmovnik teorije umetnosti, Belgrade: Orion Art, 2012, 950 pp. [11] (Serbian)
  • Umetnost i politika: savremena estetika, filozofija, teorija umetnosti u vremenu globalne tranzicije, Belgrade: Službeni glasnik, 2012, 686 pp. Review: Tijana Đuričić (Art+Media 2015 EN). (Serbian)
  • editor, with Nikola Dedić and Ješa Denegri, Radikalna apstrakcija: apstraktno slikarstvo i granice prikazivanja, Belgrade: Službeni glasnik, 2013, 237 pp. (Serbian)
  • editor, Bauhaus: ex-Yu recepcija Bauhausa, Belgrade: Orion Art, 2014, 200 pp. [12] (Serbian)
  • editor, with Marina Gržinić and Aneta Stojnić, Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Culture: Image, Racialization, History, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (English)
  • Neo-Aesthetic Theory: Complexity and Complicity Must Be Defended, Hollitzer, 2017, 344 pp. [13] (English)
  • editor, with Nataša Lah, Teorija umetnosti kao teorija vrednosti. Teorija vrijednosti kao teorija umjetnosti, Belgrade: Orion Art, 2017, 259 pp. [14] (Serbian)
  • editor, Prolegomena za pojmovnik estetike, filozofije i teorije arhitekture, Belgrade: Orion Art, 2017, 387 pp. [15] (Serbian)
  • with Ješa Denegri and Nikola Dedić, Veliki modernizam: Gabrijel Stupica, Olga Jevrić, Julije Knifer, Belgrade: Orion Art, 2018, 144 pp. [16] (Serbian)
  • Diagram aesthesis, Belgrade: Orion Art, 2018, 268 pp. (Serbian)
  • more

Literature[edit]

  • Nika Radić, Dietmar Unterkofler, Miško Šuvaković: umetnost kao istraživanje / Art as Research, Belgrade: Orion Art, and Ljubljana: Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., 2011, 295 pp. [17] (English)/(Serbian)

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