Katalin Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak (eds.): Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe (2018)

22 April 2018, dusan

“This is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this work assumed under censorial circumstances.

The artistic networks of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, East Germany and Czechoslovakia are discussed with a particular focus on the discourses that shaped artistic practice at the time, drawing on the methods of Performance Studies and Media Studies as well as more familiar reference points from art history and area studies.”

Publisher Routledge, New York & London, 2018
ISBN 9781138723276, 1138723274
xii+263 pages

Interview with editors (ARTMargins, 2014)

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Virginie Despentes: King Kong Theory (2006–) [EN, ES]

22 April 2018, dusan

“With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she makes the bold, stinging point that when it comes to sex today, everyone’s getting screwed.”

First published in French as King Kong théorie, Grasset, 2006.

English edition
Translated by Stéphanie Benson
Publisher The Feminist Press, City University of New York, New York, 2010
ISBN 9781558616578, 1558616578
143 pages

Review: Rebecca Seal (The Guardian, 2009).

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Teoría King Kong (Spanish, trans. Beatriz Preciado, 2007)
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O plesu i iz(a) plesa (2016) [Croatian]

6 April 2018, dusan

This book covers a period between 2006 and 2016 of the work by Zagreb-based choreographic platform and organisation Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij and its adjacent artists and collaborators. It examines the idea of the artistic archive and memory in the medium of contemporary dance. Dramaturgs, theorists and artists process on different levels a period of structural and contextual challenges in post-transition Croatia as well as noting choreographic practices and points of interest.

With texts and contributions of some of the prominent Dramaturgs, theorist and artists such as Una Bauer, Katja Šimunić, Andrej Mirčev, Mila Pavičević, Pavle Heidler, Tomislav Medak, Marjana Krajač, and others.

Edited by Andrej Mirčev
Publisher Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij, Zagreb, 2016
ISBN 9789535893905
300 pages

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